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33707 Corgi   Heinkel He 111H-22 - III./KG 3 & V-1 Flying Bomb, Luftwaffe £ 129.99
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA33707: Heinkel He 111H-22 of III./KG 3, Luftwaffe based at Gilze Rijen, Holland, July 1944. Complete with V-1 "Doodlebug" Flying Bomb. Limited Edition of 2110 Pieces.

Length 9 inches Wingspan 12.25 inches

In 1944, Germany had developed the V-1 flying bomb. The Vergetungswaffe 1 Fi 103/FZG-76 (V-1), known as the Flying Bomb, Buzz Bomb or Doodlebug was the first modern guided missile used in wartime and the first cruise missile. Called the Buszz Bomb because of the characteristic sound of the engine, it caused considerable fear in targeted areas. People would listen to the missile approaching but then be relieved when it could be heard overhead as that meant it had actually passed them. If the ending noise cut out, it was time to take cover as the unpowered missile would go into its terminal dive and explode. The early versions were launched from aircraft and not rocket launchers as they were later in the war.

Designed in direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles, the Heinkel He 111 first flew on February 24, 1935. Masquerading as a transport aircraft, the He 111 was actually a fast medium bomber that went on to become the most prolific Luftwaffe bomber used during the early part of WWII. During its early service career, the He 111 had the distinction of being one of the fastest aircraft in the world, with speeds exceeding 250 mph. It was also versatile, serving as a medium bomber, strategic bomber and as a torpedo bomber. By late 1944 the Luftwaffe halted bomber production, and the He 111 became a transport aircraft.
 
 
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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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