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36708 Corgi   Junkers Ju 88C-4 Nightfighter - I/NJG 2, Karl Hulshof (1000) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA36708 is this superb 1/72 scale diecast model of
Junkers Ju 88C-4 Nightfighter of I./NJG 2, as flown by Karl Hulshof of the Luftwaffe, based at Gilze Rijen, Holland in April 1941, Limited Edition
of only 1000 Pieces Worldwide.

Length 7.75" Width 11"

Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 (NJG 2) was a Luftwaffe night fighter wing, formed on 1st September 1940 in Gilze-Rijen, Holland. NJG 2's role was unlike the other units of the night fighter arm; they were tasked with long-range intruder missions over the UK, disrupting night flying training and harassing the returning RAF bombers over their own airfields. Hauptmann Karl Theodor Hulshoff was Staffelkapitan of I/NJG2 and claimed his first victory on 20/21 Oct 1940, a Whitley. On the 23/24th Nov 1940, he claimed a Wellington. That same night Maj.Karl Heyse was lost and Hulshoff replaced him as Gruppenkommandeur. Hulshoff was flying Ju88C-4 R4+AB on the 8th of April 1941 when he recorded his 3rd and 4th kills, a Wellington and a Hampden. On 12th August, Blenheims of No.2 Group attacked a power station near Cologne escorted by Spitfires. NJG 2 scrambled to intercept them and Hulshoff recalled observing a single-engine fighter that he presumed was a Me109. It was in fact a Spitfire flown by Sqn Ldr H. Stephen, who promptly shot Hulshoff down. He crash landed but survived and finished the war as an Oberstleutnant commanding NJG 102.

Junkers Ju 88C-4
Designed to meet a German requirement for a heavy dive bomber, the Ju 88 was first flown on December 21, 1936. Affectionately called "The Maid of all Work," the Ju 88 was one of the most versatile aircraft to serve in WWII. It was used as a bomber, dive bomber, heavy fighter, night fighter, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, and was produced in more variants than any other WWII twin-engined German aircraft. The Ju 88 was so successful, in fact, that production continued almost uninterrupted between 1936 and 1945, with more than 16,000 Ju 88s rolling off the line by the end of the war.

 
 
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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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