Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 – Oberleutnant Günther Rall, Staffelkapitan 8./JG 52, Luftwaffe, Gostanovka, Russia, August 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
Flying the Bf 109 throughout his service career, Luftwaffe ace Günther Rall ended the war with 272 aerial victories, making him the third most successful fighter ace of all time. Serving through the battles of France and Britain it was not until his involvement in Operation Barbarossa that his victory total began to dramatically increase. After the war ended, Rall offered his services to the RAF in evaluating the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter, where he became firm friends with RAF ace Robert Stanford Tuck. He was also the star of many WWII documentaries on the subject of Luftwaffe operations and air combat in general.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Bf 109 artwork
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 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14