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38502 Corgi   Messerschmitt Bf110G-4-G9 - Schnaufer, Luftwaffe (2,000) £ 0.00
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  Messerschmitt Bf110G-4-G9 Night Fighter of 12NJG1, Luftwaffe, as flown by ace pilot Oberleutnant Wolfgang Schnaufer, based at St. Trond, France in Feb 1944.
Limited Edition of only 2000 Worldwide.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16th February 1922 - 15th July 1950) is considered one of the top night fighter Luftwaffe aces of all time. All his 121 victories recorded in just 164 combat missions were scored at night and he was nicknamed 'The Night Ghost of St. Trond'. His victory total includes 114 RAF bombers; accounting for more RAF casualties than any other Luftwaffe ace and becoming the third highest Luftwaffe claimant against the Western Allied Forces.

The Messerschmitt Bf110 served in the early rounds of the war. The aircraft's lack of agility in the air was exposed as its primary weakness during the Battle of Britain, when some Bf110 equipped units were withdrawn from the battle after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role to which the aircraft was well suited.

The Bf110 enjoyed a successful period following the defeat over Britain as an air superiority fighter and strike aircraft. Later in the war it was changed further to night fighter operations, and it became the major night fighter type of the Luftwaffe.

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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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