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Bf 109 G-2 Model, Luftwaffe, JG 52, Hermann Graf - Corgi AA27102A

Bf 109 G-2 Model, Luftwaffe, JG 52, Hermann Graf - Corgi AA27102A - click to enlarge
Bf 109 G-2 Model, Luftwaffe, JG 52, Hermann Graf - Corgi AA27102A - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA27102A
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 – ‘Yellow 1’, Oblt. Hermann Graf, Staffelkapitan 9./JG 52, Luftwaffe, Pitomnik Airfield, Russia, September 1942

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5".  Wingspan: 5.5"

Limited Edition of 1,800 Models Worldwide

Hermann Graf was a German Luftwaffe pilot during World War II and the first pilot ever to claim over 200 aerial victories. He scored his first victory on August 4, 1941 and by January 1942 his score had increased to 45, increasing to 150 by September. His 200th victory, commemorated on this aircraft, came on September 26, 1942. This meteoric rise however signaled the end of intensive combat operations for Graf. Being a national hero he was moved, first to training units and then to operations against Allied bombers. Wounded during one of these missions, Graff returned to JG 52 as Geschwaderkommodore. On May 8, 1945 he and the remainder of JG 52 surrendered to the U.S. Army. Graf's final total was 212 aerial victories in over 830 missions.

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 1945.

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:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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