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PR99401 Corgi   JU 87G-2 Stuka - 10.(Pz)/SG2, Luftwaffe (Hans Rudel). LE £
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  Excellent Corgi Predator model of the Junkers JU 87G-2 Stuka in the superb markings of Oberst Hans Ulrich Rudel, tank-busting ace pilot of 10.(Pz)/SG2, Luftwaffe when based at Husi, Slovakia in June 1944.

Armed with two 37mm Rheinmetall-Borsig cannons the tank-busting Stukas were used to devastating effect against Russian armour, in the fierce battles on the Russian Front. They somewhat made up for the difference in numbers between the German and vastly superior Russian quantities of tanks.
The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, and the only one to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Rudel flew 2,530 combat missions and claimed a total of 2,000 targets destroyed; including 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, a destroyer, two cruisers, one Soviet battleship, 70 landing craft, 4 armoured trains, several bridges and nine aircraft which he shot down. Rudel destroyed 12 T-34 tanks in one day. The favoured technique was to strike from behind at the thinner armour over the engine - this also had the advantage of facing it's own lines if the plane was damaged during the attack. He was himself shot down or forced to land an amazing 32 times (though never by another plane), several times behind enemy lines.
Due to his unequalled experience of air to ground operations Rudel's input was used during the development of the A-10 ground attack aircraft.
Rudel died of natural causes in Rosenheim in 1982. During his burial ceremony, two Luftwaffe Phantoms made a low altitude flypast over his grave where former World War II comrades were standing, giving the Nazi salute.
Finished in splinter green camouflage livery with Yellow Eastern Front band and white spinner with black spiral, this model of Rudels aircraft is an essential model for any collection and really hard to find. It was never offered to retailers at knock down prices as were some of the other Predator models. Comes complete with exquisite panel detailing plus display stand and limited edition certificate.
Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing—a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.
Corgi's 1:72 scale Stukas faithfully replicate the gull-wing or "cranked" wing pattern, which with the spatted main gear was one of the most notable and unusual features of this aircraft. Delicately assembled dive-brakes can be seen be seen beneath each wing. A 250kg bomb is mounted to the U-shaped crutch below the fuselage. The top engine cover can be removed to reveal the inverted Junkers Jumo 211D engine with the correct main engine support frames. Additional features include all-metal braced elevators, slotted ailerons and flaps and a rearward-facing machine gunner manning the M15 machine gun.
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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