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34312 Corgi   Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Black 13, JG 26 Schlageter, Priller £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA34312: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A , "Black 13", of JG 26 Schlageter Joseph Priller, Luftwaffe based at Lille, France, 1943. Low limited edition of only 1,300 pieces.

Josef "Pips" Priller joined the Luftwaffe in 1935 and on October 1, 1939, was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG 51. He gained his first victories on May 28, 1940 over Dunkirk in aerial combat with RAF fighters. On October 17, Oberleutnant Priller claimed his 20th victory and claimed at least fourteen victories in the Battle of Britain. On November 20, 1940, Priller was transferred as Staffelkapitän to 1./JG 26 and claimed several victories between June 16 and July 11, 1941, shooting down 19 RAF aircraft, including 17 Spitfire fighters, to bring his victory total to 39. Hauptmann Priller became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26 on December 6, 1941. He recorded his 60th victory on March 27, 1942 and his 70th victory on May 5.

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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