Corgi Forward March US59106
Luftwaffe, Major Walter Nowotny, Fighter Ace
Austrian by birth, Walter Nowotny flew almost exclusively against the Soviet Red Air Force in his beloved Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Assigned to Jagdgeschwader 54 'Green Hearts', his skill at the controls of this machine saw him credited with an astounding 258 aircraft shot down. The first pilot to claim 200 and 250 victories (both in 1943), Nowotny was awarded the Knight's Cross, and subsequently the Oak Leaves with Swords to this decoration. In the autumn of 1944 he was selected to head an experimental Me 262 jet fighter units dubbed Commando Nowotny, and he was killed in combat in a Messerschmitt fighter whilst attacking US heavy bombers on 6 of November.
These figures are made to go with the existing range of 1:32 World War II Corgi Aircraft.
The Corgi "Forward March" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made spin-cast figures in 1:32 (54mm) and 1:50 (36mm) scale. Over the last 50 years Corgi has earned a reputation as one of the finest producers of highly detailed, die-cast, historically accurate vehicle and aircraft models. These same values and principles have now been applied to a brand new range of hand-painted, spin-cast metal miniature figurines - the FORWARD MARCH collection. Our same commitment to quality and authenticity shines through in every figure - from aviators to World War II infantry and elite forces, these figures capture the essence of the period down to the buttons on the tunics and the look of confidence and resignation in their detailed faces! Many of these figures are the perfect compliment to existing Corgi military and aviation collections - what better way to bring additional life to your existing collection than by creating your own custom-made vignette with vehicles and figures.
Corgi "Forward March" figures feature:
- Spin-cast metal construction.
- Hand-painted details.
- Unique, lifelike poses.
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