Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 - preserved at the Royal Air Force Museum London (previously RAF Hendon airfield)
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.4"
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
In November 1942, Bf 109G-2 “Black 6” was captured from the Luftwaffe in North Africa. It was first evaluated by RAF’s Middle Eastern command before being allocated to RAE Farnborough for further testing.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed aircraft markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Post war the aircraft was allocated for a museum and passed around to various establishments before it was restored to airworthiness in 1991. However, its flying career was again short-lived when it crash landed on what was to be its final flight, severely damaging the fuselage. A team from Messerschmitt Restorations Ltd did a sterling job and “Black 6” is now displayed in perfect condition at RAF Hendon, a fine testament to those that flew, evaluated and restored her.
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.
This model of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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