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38905 Corgi   Fokker D.VII - Jasta 10, Erich Lowenhardt (1,500 ONLY) 1/48 £
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  Superb 1/48 scale diecast model of Fokker D.VII in the amazing livery of Luftstreitkrafte Jasta 10, as flown by ace pilot Erich Lowenhardt, Puisieux-Ferme, France, August 1918. Limited edition of only 1,500 pieces, now hard to find.

One of the finest fighters of the First World War, the Fokker DVII was introduced in 1918 and immediately proved its superiority over the Allied fighters of the period. Able to literally hang on its propeller without stalling, it could engage Allied aircraft from below, where they were most vulnerable. Oblt Erich Lowenhardt was the third highest ranked German ace of the First World War, amassing a total of 54 kills before his death in August 1918 during a battle with RAF SE5As. After dispatching one SE5A, Lowenhardt collided with another Fokker DVII flown by Alfred Wenz. While both pilots bailed out of their damaged machines only Alfred Wenz survived, Lowenhardt's parachute failing to open.

Designed by Reinhold Platz to participate in Germany's first single-seat fighter competition, the D.VII prototype (V.11) was first flown in December 1917. Constructed of fabric-covered wire-braced welded steel tubing and powered by an innovative 160 horsepower engine, the D.VII's greatest strength was its maneuverability at high altitudes. D.VII aircrews were equipped with two synchronized 7.92mm machine guns, with which they achieved some remarkable kill-to-loss ratios. By the end of WWI, the Fokker D.VII was regarded as the best German fighter in service, so good, in fact, that one of the Allies' Armistice terms was that all Fokker D.VII's be surrendered.
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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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