Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 109E – Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld, I./LG, Luftwaffe
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited Edition of 1400 Models Worldwide
The Messerschmitt Bf-109 was a German WWII fighter aircraft. First flown in 1935, it was one of the first modern fighters of the era and included such features as all-metal construction and retractable landing gear. The Bf 109 was produced in greater numbers than any other fighter in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The Bf 109 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter force in World War II, although it began to be partially replaced by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 from 1941. It was the most successful fighter of the war, shooting down more aircraft than any of its contemporaries. Originally conceived as an interceptor, the Bf 109 was developed to fulfill multiple roles, serving as a bomber escort, fighter bomber, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft and as a reconnaissance aircraft. Although it had weaknesses, including short range and challenging take-off and landing characteristics, the Bf 109 stayed competitive with Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.
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 Messerschmitt Bf 109 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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