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36904 Corgi   Junkers Ju 52 of C-Schulen, Luftwaffe, Eastern Front, Decemb £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 Scale AA36904: Junkers Ju 52 of C-Schulen, Luftwaffe, Eastern Front, December 1941. Limited Edition of 1660 Pieces.

Length 10.25 inches Wingspan 16 inches

The Ju 52s were used in large numbers in the occupation of Austria and Czechoslovakia and in the forefront of the invasions of Norway and Denmark and when Holland was invaded, at which time many were destroyed. The final German airborne invasion, that of Crete, was the most costly of any undertaken by the Luftwaffe, and a third of the 500 Ju 52s operating from Greece were destroyed or badly damaged. In the Russian campaign, the Ju 52 transports played an important role. This aircraft, based at the Luftwaffe multi-engine flying school in Norway, was pressed into emergency action on the Eastern Front in December 1941.

The Ju-52 entered service in April 1931 as a troop transport and bomber. During the Spanish Civil War, it ferried troops from Morocco to Spain and dropped some 6,000 tons of bombs. The three-engine Ju-52 served as a 17-passenger airliner for many nations, most famously with the German Lufthansa. Nicknamed "Iron Annie," the Ju 52 was built of strong corrugated metal. For air defense and tactical ground support it was armed with multiple machine guns and was fitted with bomb racks capable of carrying 3,307 lbs of bombs. During WWII, 5,000 Ju-52s served in all fronts in a variety of roles, from troop transport to mine-laying.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)
 

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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