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36701 Corgi   Junkers Ju 88A 10 - 11/LG1, Luftwaffe, desert scheme £ 89.95
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  Junkers Ju 88A 10 - L1+EN of 11 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1 (11/LG1) based at Heraklion, Crete in 1942. From here these fast bombers carried out devastating attacks on the Allied forces.

The Junkers Ju 88A-10 (L1+EN) was in its heyday in 1941 and 1942, with the Luftwaffe enjoying superiority in the air over Greece and Crete before deploying to operation Barberossa. This fine model is of an aircraft that was part of ll Gruppe, Lehrgeschwadwer 1 (ll/G1), Heraklion, Crete 1942, A big model with a wingspan of 274mm (10 3/4"). In 1938 the Lehrgeschwader became Lehrgeschwader 1 while ll Geschwader became l (Schwere Jagd) Lehrgesschwader and began taking delivery of Bf 110 twin engined fighters. By August 1939 the geschwader was fully equipped with Bf 110s and was redeginated V Gruppe (Zerstorer) of Lehrgeschwader 1. llLGl operated Ju-88 aircraft from 1940 and were deployed in May 1941 to Eleusis in Greece in anticipation of the invasion of Crete.

Mint and boxed limited edition of 4,120 pieces. Excellent model which really does have to be seen to be appreciated in desert camouflage livery. Great price!!

The Junkers Ju 88 was a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft. Designed by Hugo Junkers' company in the mid-1930s, it suffered from a number of technical problems during the later stages of its development and early operational roles, but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Affectionately known as "The Maid of all Work" (a feminine version of "jack of all trades"), the Ju 88 proved to be suited to almost any role. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it was used successfully as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter, and even as a flying bomb during the closing stages of conflict.

Despite its protracted development, the aircraft became one of the Luftwaffe's most important assets. The assembly line ran constantly from 1936 to 1945, and more than 16,000 Ju 88s were built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. Throughout the production, the basic structure of the aircraft remained unchanged, proof of the outstanding quality of the original design.
 
 
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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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