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38501 Corgi   Messerschmitt Bf110C - Sharkmouth, Battle of Britain (2,200) £ 0.00
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  Messerschmitt Bf110C as flown by ace pilot Hans-Joachim Jabs during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Jabs became one of the first Luftwaffe aces, achieving 50 confirmed kills. Complete with attractive Shark-Mouthed nose markings and 2 colour splinter camouflage livery. This is one of a fabulous range of 1/72 scale world war 2 fighters produced by Corgi with a stand and optional undercarriage positions. Get one while you can, these are getting really hard to find. Limited edition of only 2,200 pieces.

The beautiful Messerschmitt Bf110 was a twin engined heavy fighter, known to the Luftwaffe as a Zerstorer. It proved devastatingly effective in the early months of the Second World War, as the Luftwaffe conquered everything in its path. The Bf110ís high speed, concentrated firepower and loiter capabilities made it the ideal support aircraft for bombing raids into enemy territory.

The Battle of Britain served as a bitter lesson for the German Zerstorer groups, as they fell easy prey to the fighters of the Royal Air Force, which were organised and committed. The Spitfires and Hurricanes were also able to fight, re-arm and re-fuel and fight again, which allowed them to engage the 110ís several times each day. In the hands of an experienced and talented pilot, however, the Bf110 was a formidable adversary.
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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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