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36906 Corgi   Junkers Ju 52 - II./KG zbV 1, Luftwaffe, Greece (999 ONLY) £
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  Junkers Ju 52 in the superb livery of II./KG zbV 1, Luftwaffe based at Milos, Greece, May 1941. Low limited edition of only 999 pieces.

Length 10.25 inches Wingspan 16 inches.

The Junkers Ju 52 was a transport aircraft and bomber manufactured from 1932 1945 by Junkers. It saw both military and civilian service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it The Junkers Ju 52 was originally designed and produced as a single-engine civilian transport, which first flew in October 1930. But in 1931, Junkers modified the design to comprise three engines. It was designated Ju 52/3m the 3m indicating Dreimotoren or three motors. In 1934, the first military version, designated the Ju 52/3mg3e, was produced as a transport and a medium bomber. This Junkers Ju 52/3m was assigned to 2.Staffel, KgzbV 1 at Milos, Greece in May 1941. Known as Operation Merkur, this was the last major airborne assault of German paratroopers during World War II.

The Ju-52 entered service in April 1931 as a troop transport and bomber. During the Spanish Civil War, it ferried troops from Morocco to Spain and dropped some 6,000 tons of bombs. The three-engine Ju-52 served as a 17-passenger airliner for many nations, most famously with the German Lufthansa. Nicknamed "Iron Annie," the Ju 52 was built of strong corrugated metal. For air defense and tactical ground support it was armed with multiple machine guns and was fitted with bomb racks capable of carrying 3,307 lbs of bombs. During WWII, 5,000 Ju-52s served in all fronts in a variety of roles, from troop transport to mine-laying.
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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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