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Franklin Mint Armour Collection B11E391
Heinkel He 111P-2 Diecast Model
Luftwaffe KG 55 Greif, Villacoublay, France, Autumn 1940

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Heinkel He 111P-2   13.5"   18.5"

Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif was one of the most active squadrons of the Luftwaffe during the whole of World War II. Beginning with the campaign in Poland, KG 55 fought in many of the hot spots of the war. During its six years of wartime operations, the pilots of KG 55 flew 54,547 combat missions and logged over 66,000 hours of flight time over enemy territories, and in the process 50 of them were awarded the Knight's Cross - an amazing achievement for a single combat squadron. Although to some extent superseded by the H-series, the Heinkel He111P continued in widespread service well into the war. This P-2 of KG 55 flew from Villacoublay, France during the autumn of 1940 on night raids over Britain and displays the Geschwaderstab markings on the nose. Crudely applied mottle night camouflage obscures the Geschwaderzeichen and fin swastika.

Heinkel He 111P-2

Designed in direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles, the Heinkel He 111 first flew on February 24, 1935. Masquerading as a transport aircraft, the He 111 was actually a fast medium bomber that went on to become the most prolific Luftwaffe bomber used during the early part of WWII. During its early service career, the He 111 had the distinction of being one of the fastest aircraft in the world, with speeds exceeding 250 mph. It was also versatile, serving as a medium bomber, strategic bomber and as a torpedo bomber. By late 1944 the Luftwaffe halted bomber production, and the He 111 became a transport aircraft.

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Franklin Mint Armour Collection

The Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" range presents diecast detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. Armour Collection diecast airplanes from The Franklin Mint require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box. Made from diecast metal and plastic components, the die cast airplanes in the Franklin Mint's Armour Collection are 100% true to scale.

Franklin Mint "Armour Collection" 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.
  • Detailed cockpit interiors.
  • No pilot figures.
  • Sturdy fixed metal landing gear for static display.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside.

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