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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA38501
Messerschmitt Bf 110C Diecast Model
Luftwaffe ZG 76, Hans-Jochim Jabs, France, Adler Tag August 13th 1940

Limited Edition
2200
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 110C   7.25"   8.75"

The beautiful Messerschmitt Bf110 was a twin engined heavy fighter, known to the Luftwaffe as a Zerstorer. It proved devastatingly effective in the early months of WWII, as the Luftwaffe conquered everything in its path. The Bf110's high speed, concentrated firepower and loiter capabilities made it the ideal support aircraft for bombing raids into enemy territory. The Battle of Britain served as a bitter lesson for the German Zerstorer groups, as they fell easy prey to the fighters of the Royal Air Force, which were organised and committed. The Spitfires and Hurricanes were Picture courtesy of Osprey Publishing – www.ospreypublishing.com also able to fight, re-arm and re-fuel and fight again, which allowed them to engage the 110's several times each day. In the hands of an experienced and talented pilot, however, the Bf110 was a formidable adversary. This stunning 'shark mouthed' machine was the mount of Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs and must have made a fearsome sight as it unleashed its concentrated fire-power. Jabs was to become one of the Luftwaffe's most successful Zestorer pilots and was credited with a total of 50 confirmed 'kills'.

Messerschmitt Bf 110C

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flaw that became glaringly obvious during the battle of Britain, when Bf-110s suffered heavy losses and were withdrawn from battle.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's 1:72 scale Bf 110 series includes the early war "C" and the late war "G" variants, with upgraded Daimler-Benz DB605 engines found in the later variant. The large bird cage canopy provides a clear view of crew figures and features crisp detailing that highlights the bullet-proof front windscreen. The nose boasts four machine guns mounted closely together with two cannon ports below. The solid metal wings feature a separately applied transparent landing light and vent with a variety of delicate aileron counter weights mounted below. The landing gear is constructed as a multi-piece subassembly and installs quick and easy for ground display.

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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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