Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 - Major Josef "Pips" Priller, GK, JG 26, Luftwaffe, Lille, France, 1943
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited Edition of 1300 Models Worldwide
Josef Priller joined the Luftwaffe in 1935 and on October 1, 1939, was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6/JG51. He gained his first victories on May 28, 1940 over Dunkirk in aerial combat with RAF fighters. On October 17th, Oberleutnant Priller claimed his 20th victory and claimed at least 14 victories in the Battle of Britain.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
On November 20, 1940, Priller was transferred as Staffelkapitän to I./JG 26 and claimed several victories between June 16 and July 11 1941 shooting down 19 RAF aircraft including 17 Spitfire aircraft, to bring his total to 39. Priller became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26 on December 6, 1941. He recorded his 60th victory on March 27, 1942 and his 70th victory on May 5th.
The Focke-Wulf FW 190 was a German single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. First flown on June 1, 1939, the Fw 190 proved to be suitable for a wide variety of roles including air superiority fighter, ground-attack aircraft and operated with less success as a night fighter. Between 1941 and 1945, over 20,000 Fw 190s were built.
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.
This model of a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models