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BF109E4 9/JG26 Oblt.Gerhard Schopfel YELLOW1 Battle of Britain 1940 1:72 with stand by Corgi
Corgi presents the Aviation Archive, a range of high quality detailed die-cast model aircraft. Each model aircraft comes complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity detailing the significant history of each aircraft. Aviation Archive is a collectable series of aircraft spanning 100 years of military sky warfare.
The collection includes biplanes, fighters, bombers, transports, jets and helicopters from various theatres of war across the world. Each aircraft comes with a display stand and optional parts enabling the model to be posed either in flight or stationary with the undercarriage down. Most are made in 1:72 scale with exceptions in 1:32, 1:48 and 1:144 scales.
By the early stages of the Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe pilot Gerhard Schopfel had already achieved the status of ﬁghter ace, but during August 1940, he was to increase his victory tally signiﬁcantly. His most successful day came on the 18th August, whilst leading an independent hunting patrol of Messerschmitt Bf 109E ﬁghters across southern England. Whilst over the Folkestone area, he spotted the Hurricanes of No.510 Squadron climbing out of Hawkinge, but rather than immediately attacking the RAF ﬁghters, Schopfel and his wingman dived underneath the aircraft to approach from their blind spot. Unnoticed by the Hurricanes, Schopfel shot down the two tail-end-Charlies, expecting to see the remaining aircraft immediately breaking for cover, but they carried on their course. He managed to shoot down a further two Hurricanes, including the aircraft of RAF aces Donald McKay and Kenneth Lee, who both managed to successfully bale out of their stricken ﬁghters.
December 2017 Release, Limited Edition 1000 Pieces.
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- Code CG28004
- EAN 5055286644306
- SKU AA28004
- Weight 600
- Size X 23
- Size Y 23
- Size Z 8