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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA27106
Messerschmitt Bf 109G Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 8./JG 52, Black 13 , Gunther Rall, Caucasus, USSR, August 1942

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 109G   5"   5.5"

Flying the Bf 109 throughout his service career, Luftwaffe fighter ace, GŁnther Rall, ended the war with 272 aerial victories, making him the third most successful fighter ace of all time. Serving through the battles of France and Britain, it was not until his involvement in Operation Barbarossa that his victory tally began to increase in spectacular fashion. After the war, Rall offered his services to the RAF in evaluating the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter, where he became firm friends with RAF ace Robert Stanford Tuck. He was also the star of many WWII documentaries on the subject of Luftwaffe operations and air combat in general.

The absolute epitome of WWII fighter design, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 series of fighters have to be regarded as amongst the finest aircraft of all time. Serving throughout the Second World War, the Bf 109 was the most heavily produced fighter in history and was the mount of some of the most prolific fighter aces of WWII. The basic airframe was flexible enough to allow constant upgrades throughout its service career and in tandem with the Focke Wulf Fw 190, provided the backbone of Luftwaffe offensive and defensive fighter support throughout the war. Small, light and powerful, with both cannon and machine gun armament, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 always posed a significant threat for Allied pilots and in the hands of an Experten, you were in real trouble!

Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe need for a single-seat fighter/interceptor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was first flown on May 28th, 1935. Its all-metal construction, closed canopy and retractable gear made the Bf 109 one of the first true modern fighters of WWII. This versatile aircraft served in many roles and was the most produced aircraft of the war and the backbone of the Luftwaffe, and was flown by Germany's top three aces, who claimed a total of 928 victories between them. Armed with two cannons and two machine guns, the Bf 109's design underwent constant revisions, which allowed it to remain competitive until the end of the war.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane 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 library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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