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33708 Corgi   Heinkel He 111H-6 - StG 3, Luftwaffe, Libya 1941 £ 84.99
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA33708: Heinkel He 111H-6 of StG 3, Luftwaffe based in Libya, 1941. Limited Edition of 1860 Pieces.

Length 9 inches Width 12.25 inches

The Heinkel He 111's sleek lines mask the plane's capability and versatility as a medium bomber. This aircraft, sometimes called the "Flying Spade", was classified as a passenger/mail plane to circumvent limits imposed on German rearmament by the Treaty of Versailles. The Heinkel He 111, a rugged and dependable bomber, saw combat in support of Franco's Nationalist Forces during the Spanish Civil War and later during World War II. Produced in large numbers, the He 111 operated extensively around the world for more than two decades. Heinkel designed the aircraft in the early 1930's and production of the He 111 began in November 1936. Almost from its introduction, the He 111 was engaged in combat. Early model He 111's served in Spain with the infamous "Condor Legion". From September 1939 to May 1944, He 111's remained in continuous action in the skies of Europe. During the course of the war He 111's fought over Poland, Norway, France, the Balkans, Iraq, the Soviet Union, North Africa, the North Sea, as well as the Arctic and Mediterranean Oceans. Derna was famous as fighting took place there following the capture of Tobruk, 2 brigades of the 6th Australian Division under Major General Iven Mackay persued the Italians westwards and then encountered an Italian rear guard at Derna. The arrival of German forces and more specifically the Luftwaffe swung the push back towards the Allied forces On 6 April 1941. It was not only the might of the Stuka and Bf109 that helped achieve this but also the transportation and bombing capability of the Heinkel He111. Here seen in the desert colours of StG3.

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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