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34315 Corgi   Focke-Wulf Fw 190A - JG 2 Richthofen, Kurt Buhligen (1,000) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation AA34315: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A of JG 2 Richthofen, Kurt Buhligen, Luftwaffe, Creil, France, June 1944

Kurt Buhligen joined the Luftwaffe as a mechanic before undertaking pilot training. In July 1940 he was assigned to JG2 Richthofen and claimed his first victory during the Battle of Britain. Over the next 12 months Buhlingen added a further 20 victories and was awarded the Knights Cross. In 1942 he deployed to Tunisia where he claimed a further 40 allied aircraft before returning to Europe in March 1943. By March 1944, Buhlingen was a Major in command of II/JG2 and his tally had risen to 96. While operating from Creil in France, Buhligen saw action against allied aircraft supporting the D-Day landings and claimed his 100th victory on June 7th whilst flying the FW190 A-8. Buhlingen moved to the Eastern front but in 1945 he was forced to land in Soviet held territory where he was captured and imprisoned until 1950. His wartime tally totalled 112 victories.

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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