Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 110 E-2 – 4./N.JG 1, Luftwaffe, St Trond, Belgium, February 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.75". Wingspan: 8.75"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
In early 1942 Germany had two battleships and a cruiser docked at Brest France that posed a threat to British shipping. The British Navy set up a blockade in an effort to contain them. Adolf Gallant sent aircraft to St. Trond, Belgium in preparation for Unternehmen Donnerkeil (Operation Thunderbolt); this would provide air cover for Unternehmen Zerberus (Operation Cerberus), the surprise dash the German ships made for home on February 11, 1942. The ships caught the British off guard and two days later they were home.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with Bf 110 artwork
The Messerschmitt Bf110 was a German twin-engine heavy fighter used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Later in the war it was developed into a formidable night-fighter aircraft. First flown on May 12, 1936, the Bf 110 entered service in 1937. It was used with considerable success in early campaigns against Poland, Denmark, Norway and France. Being a relatively large aircraft it lacked the agility of single-engine fighters, such as the British Spitfire and Hurricane. This flaw was exposed during the Battle of Britain when some Bf 110-equipped units were withdrawn from combat after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role that the aircraft was well suited for. It had a successful period following the Battle of Britain as an air superiority fighter in other theatres. During campaigns in the Balkans, Northern Africa and on the Eastern Front, the Bf 110 rendered valuable ground support to the German Army as a fighter-bomber.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14