Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Heinkel He 111 H-5 with 1000kg “Hermann” bomb - 1./KG 53 "Legion Condor", Luftwaffe, 1942-43
1:72 Scale. Length: 9". Wingspan: 12.25"
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
Kampfgeschwader 53 (KG 53) 'Legion Condor' was a German bomber group named in honour of the German forces that had fought alongside Franco’s Nationalists in Spain and assisted him in his victory over the Republican forces. The wing flew all of the main German bomber aircraft, the Dornier Do 17, Junkers Ju 88 and the Heinkel He 111.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
It was while flying the He 111 that KG 53 carried the devastating 1000 Kg bomb, nicknamed the "Hermann" bomb. It was given this nickname due to its large rotund shape, reminding Squadron personnel of the leader of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Goring. KG 53 used the weapon in support of the German 6th Army around Stalingrad during the winter of 1942-3, repainting their aircraft with washable white winter paint to make them less conspicuous against the snowy backdrop below them. However, losses were still heavy and despite the use of munitions such as the "Hermann" bomb, bomber units such as KG 53 were unable to help the beleaguered 6th Army.
The German 6th Army surrendered on February 2, 1943, with over 100,000 men being captured. Only 6,000 would ever see Germany again.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models