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AA38502 Corgi   Messerschmitt Bf 110G - NG 1, Luftwaffe, The Night Ghost of £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA38502: Messerschmitt Bf 110G of NG 1, Luftwaffe, "The Night Ghost of St.Trond", Wolfgang Schnaufe, St.Truiden, Belgium, February 1944. Limited Edition of 2,000 models.

Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 8.75 inches

The Messerschmitt Bf110 served with success in the early rounds of the war. The aircraft's lack of agility in the air was exposed as its primary weakness during the Battle of Britain, when some Bf110 equipped units were withdrawn from the battle after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role to which the aircraft was well suited. The Bf110 enjoyed a successful period following the defeat over Britain as an air superiority fighter and strike aircraft. Later in the war it was changed further to night fighter operations, and it became the major night fighter type of the Luftwaffe. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 ? 15 July 1950) is considered one of the top night fighter Luftwaffe aces of all time. All his 121 victories recorded in just 164 combat missions were scored at night and he was nicknamed "The Night Ghost of St. Trond". His victory total includes 114 RAF bombers; accounting for more RAF casualties than any other Luftwaffe ace and becoming the third highest Luftwaffe claimant against the Western Allied Air Forces.

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe requirement for a long range, multipurpose fighter, the Bf-110 was first flown on May 12th, 1936. Fast and well-armed, the Bf-110 lacked maneuverability-a flaw that became glaringly obvious during the battle of Britain, when Bf-110s suffered heavy losses and were withdrawn from battle. Redesigned Bf-110s were equipped with radar and enjoyed great success as night fighters, eventually becoming the Luftwaffe's primary aircraft in that role. Most of Germany's night fighter aces flew the Bf-110 at least once, and some of them-including top German night fighter ace Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer-flew it exclusively.
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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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