Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 – ‘Yellow 6’, Ofw. Alfred Surau, 9./JG 3, Luftwaffe, Bad Worishofen, Germany, September 1943 (World War II)
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.4"
Limited Edition of 1300 Models Worldwide
Sporting elaborate eye markings on the cannon bulges, this Messerschmitt Bf 109G of 9./JG 3 was flown by one of the Luftwaffe's shortest lived, but most effective aces. Alfred Surau scored his first victory on February 28, 1943 while on the Russian front. When JG 3 was transferred to the Western Front Surau’s total victories climbed to 41 in just six months. The skilled veterans of the Eastern Campaign made III./JG 3 one of the most effective in the Luftwaffe at downing the USAAF heavy bombers that now threatened German cities and industry on a daily basis.Pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
While the Bf 109 was not the most effective machine for tackling the big heavy bombers it was capable of some successes. Surau's winning streak was not to last. On the October 14, 1943 return fire from a B17 Flying Fortress, his 46th and final kill fatally injured him. He bailed out but died of his injuries later that day.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft used during World War II. First flown in 1935, it was one of the first modern fighters of the era with all-metal construction and retractable landing gear. Originally conceived as an interceptor, the Bf 109 was developed to fulfill multiple roles including bomber escort, fighter-bomber, all-weather fighter and ground-attack. Although it had weaknesses, including short range and challenging take-off and landing characteristics, the Bf 109 stayed competitive with Allied fighters until the end of the war. The Bf 109 was produced in greater numbers than any other fighter in history with 33,984 units built up to April 1945.
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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14