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32514 Corgi   Ju 87B Stuka - 5./StG 2 Immelmann, Adler Tag (1,250 ONLY) £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA32514: Junkers Ju 87B Stuka of 5./StG 2 Immelmann, Luftwaffe based at Lannion, France during Adler Tag, Battle of Britain, August 13th 1940. Limited edition of only 1,250 pieces. Now highly sought after and hard to find. Length 6.25" Wingspan 7.5"

Perhaps the most feared weapon of German Blitzkrieg was the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka. Derived from the German word Sturzkampfflugzeug (dive bomber), this huge aircraft could deliver its bomb load with devastating accuracy and advertised the fact! Stuka pilots would employ near vertical dives on to their targets, ensuring pinpoint accuracy and strategic devastation. To add to the terror factor, this gull winged devil employed the use of a siren, which would scream wildly as the Stuka began its death dive! The Battle of Britain was the first serious test for the Stuka against a modern, well organised air force and they were to suffer crippling losses. If the Stuka's could evade interception, they would wreak havoc, but more often that not, they would end up with a 'belly full of English Channel'. The Immelmann Squadron was named after one of Germanys most gifted fighter pilots of WWI, Max Immelmann.

Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing—a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had twin 37mm cannons and a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.
 
 
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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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