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36707 Corgi   Junkers Ju 88C-6 - Zerstörerstaffel/KG 76 Winter camo £ 0.00
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  AA36707 Junkers Ju 88C-6, 4. Zerstörerstaffel/KG 76, Taganrog, Ukraine, January 1943. Limited edition of only 1,000 pieces.

During early 1942, the Ju 88C-6 was introduced onto the Junkers Assembly line. This variant was the fighter version of the A-4 bomber and 257 were produced for the Luftwaffe during the remainder of that year. The C-6 was used in both the night and day fighter roles and served on all fronts with many being issued to bomber units to form special Zerstörer Squadrons. Here they flew daylight bomber escort and ground attack missions. Its nose armament of 3 MG 17 machine guns with 800 to 1000 rounds per gun, one MG151 cannon with 350 rounds, or one MG-FFM cannon with 90-120 rounds soon taught allied pilots that different tactics had to be employed when attacking these heavy fighters. In a bid to trick Soviet fighter pilots into continuing their tried and tested bomber strategy of head on attacks, 4. Zerstörerstaffel/KG 76 painted false 'bomber noses' on their C-6's during the winter of 1942-43. F1+XM served with this unit from the end of 1942 based at Taganrog, in the Ukraine.

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

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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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