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35702 Corgi   Messerschmitt Me 262A - 3./JG 7 Nowotny, Yellow 5, Schoppler £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA35702: Messerschmitt Me 262A "Yellow 5" of 3./JG 7 Nowotny, as flown by ace pilot Anton Schoppler based at Saaz, Austria in 1945. Limited Edition of 3690 Pieces. Boxlid has a very faint crush on the lower left corner. Model is new.

Length 5.75 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches

The Third Reich's last ditch efforts to sweep the massed Allied bomber formations from the skies of Germany centred around the new crop of jet 'wonder weapons' that were issued from mid-1944 onwards. Far in advance of anything the Allies had developed, it was probably the Me 262 that rose above any of these as the most effective of its kind and the first true jet fighter. A member of Oberleutenant Hans Waldmanns staffel, Anton Schoppler had previously served with JG 5, where he had claimed six victories. Some sources credit him with at least the same number again (all US four­ engined bombers) during his time with JG 7. Unlike his erstwhile Staffelkapitan, Schoppler survived the war, flying his 'Yellow 5' from Saaz (Zatec) to western Bohemia, to Fassberg on the evening of 8th May 1945 to surrender to British forces. His aircraft was later exhibited at Farnborough.

Designed to meet Adolph Hitler's vision of a high-speed, light-payload ground attack bomber, the Me 262 was first flown on April 18, 1941. As the world's first operational jet aircraft, development of the 262 was dominated by confusion, with Hitler envisioning a bomber and designers envisioning a jet fighter. Capable of outpacing the P-51 Mustang by 120 miles per hour, the 262 was clearly the best fighter plane to serve in WWII but was too late to help the Luftwaffe. Its specialized maintenance requirements and fuel shortages, coupled with aggressive Allied ground attacks prevented it from having any serious impact on the outcome of the war.
 
 
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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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