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34309 Corgi   Focke-Wulf Fw 190A - 2./JG 2 Richthofen, Hannig, Luftwaffe £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Legends US34309: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A "Black 1" of 2./JG 2 Richthofen, as flown by ace pilot Horst Hannig, Luftwaffe. France during 1943. The legends series have fixed lowered undercarriage and a display stand and come in a perspex presentation box with diorama base. This one was intended for US only issue and is quite rare in the UK.

Boasting an elaborate eagle's head marking designed to hide soot deposits from the Fw190s BMW radial engine which collected behind the fighter's exhaust louvres, this aircraft was flown by 98-victories ace Horst Hannig. He claimed 90 of his victories with 6./JG 54 on the Eastern front between the autumn of 1941 and early 1943. Awarded the Knight's Cross on May 9, 1942, Hannig became Staffelkapitan of 2./JG 2 in February 1943. He had downed eight aircraft in the West (including one four-engined bomber) by the time he was shot down and killed during a clash with 40 RAF Spitfires near Rocquancourt on May 15, 1943. Critically wounded, he had baled out of his fighter, only for his parachute to fail. Hannig, who was just 22 when he was killed, was posthumously awarded Oak Leaves in January 1944.

Designed by Kurt Tank, the Fw-190A was first flown on June 1st, 1939. This small, yet ferociously-powered aircraft was fast and maneuverable and packed a fierce armament package earning it the nickname "Butcher Bird". The wide landing gear, excellent visibility and high-altitude paddle-bladed propeller endeared it to pilots familiar with the shortcomings of its predecessor - the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Some of the Luftwaffe's most famous fighter aces flew the Fw 190. Many variants were produced during the war, with the most notable being the inline-engine equipped and longer-nosed 190D, known as the "Dora."
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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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