Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Heinkel He 111 H-6 Torpedo Bomber - 6./KG 26, 1H+GP, Luftwaffe, Italy 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 9". Wingspan: 12"
Limited Edition of 1250 Models Worldwide
6./KG 26 was initially formed on May 1, 1939 at Lüneburg. The majority of the units operational life was spent on anti-maritime missions. In December 1940, KG 26 was chosen to be the first unit to train in airborne torpedo attacks using the Heinkel He 111. Crews from KGr.126 who had been engaged in experimental torpedo operations transferred to KG 26 to begin instruction.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate markings
Optional extended landing gear
Rolling wheels with rubber tires
Numbered collector card
KG 26 was regarded as experts in air launched torpedo missions. From 1941 the unit attacked Russian ships in the Baltic Sea. In early 1941 a Torpedo Training and Trials Establishment was set up at Grossenborde, but by the winter of 1941/42 they were moved to Grosseto for better climate and sea conditions. During the summer of 1942 6./KG 26 took part in attacks on allied convoys including the ships of 'Operation Pedestal' when the unit sank two freighters.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This model is an adult collectible and not suitable for children under 14 years of age.