Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 – W.Nr.5057, ‘Yellow 1’, Oberleutnant Josef ‘Pips’ Priller, 6./JG 51, Luftwaffe, Mardyck, France, October 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited Edition of 1800 Models Worldwide
Already a Luftwaffe ace fighter pilot by the start of the Battle of Britain, Josef ‘Pips’ Priller and the pilots of 6./JG 51 would be heavily involved in the air battle against the RAF over the summer of 1940, with many of his comrades falling to the guns of British pilots. Priller and his Bf 109 scored at least 14 aerial victories during the Battle of Britain and ended the war with an astonishing 101 victories from 307 combat missions flown. Within this number, Priller claimed at least 68 Spitfires destroyed, which was the highest Luftwaffe Ace total against Britain’s most famous fighter. He was also one of only a small number of Luftwaffe Aces to fight solely in the skies above Western Europe, against the best aircraft available to the Allies.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Realistic panel lines
Optional extended landing gear
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 109E-4 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14