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37803 Corgi   Albatros D.V - Jasta 37, Ernst Udet (2,001 ONLY) 1/48 £ 0.00
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  Excellent 1/48 scale Diecast Model of Albatros D.V of Luftstreitkrafte Jasta 37, Ernst Udet, Early 1918. Limited edition of only 2001 pieces.

Ernst Udet, with 62 victories was Germany's second-highest scoring air Ace of World War I and was the highest scoring Ace to survive the war. His commander the infamous Manfred von Richthofen was the only German pilot to beat his tally. Fascinated by aviation from an early age Udet paid for private flying lessons to enable him to be accepted into the German Army Air Service. He joined in April 1915 and, in 1916 he transferred to fighter command and became a skilled and aggressive fighter pilot. He moved quickly through the ranks to become commander of Jasta 37 and a triple Ace by November 1917. His success attracted great attention and he was invited to join the elite 'Flying Circus' commanded by the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen and later Herrmann Goering. Richthofen gave Udet his own Jasta to command and his reputation continued to grow until the end of the war by which time he had become a national hero.

Designed by Robert Thelen then refined and lightened, the Albatros D.V was the preeminent fighter during the period of German aerial dominance- first flown in 1917. Fundamental version improvements in wing design such as mounting the radiator in the center of the upper wing section, improved pilot visibility- critical in dog fighting tactics. The Albatros could now attain altitudes of over 3,000 feet in only five minutes and with improved stability and firepower and the Albatros system continued to dominate the skies. The Allies responded to the success of the Albatros series with new fighters including the SPAD VII, Sopwith Camel, S.E.5a, Bristol F2B, and others.
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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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