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36709 Corgi   Junkers Ju88 A-4 I/KG 77, Italy, 1942 (1,200 ONLY) £
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  Junkers JU88 A-4 I/KG 77, Italy, 1942

Although developed as a medium and dive bomber, the Junkers JU88 found itself pressed into service in a variety of roles. One of its most effective was that of a maritime torpedo bomber, operating with great success against the Mediterranean convoys off the coast of Italy. KG77 operated the type in this role and camouflaged their machines with this distinctive and elaborate swirl camouflage. Hoping to obliterate the light sand colour underneath and make the aircraft less conspicuous from the air against the blue Mediterranean Sea. The two torpedoes they carried were a heavy load but proved to be devastatingly effective against the thinly hulled Allied merchant ships that they encountered upon their patrols.

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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