Corgi Aviation Archive Series
Heinkel He 111P – “5J+CN,” KG 4, Luftwaffe, Oslo Airport, Fornebu, Norway, April 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 9". Wingspan: 12.25"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
On the morning on April 26, 1940, four members of KG 4 took off in their Heinkel He 111P from Fornebu, Norway (near Oslo) to look for Allied activity in and around Åndalsnes. Having already been attacked by HMS Manchester, the crew was taken by surprise by two Blackburn Skuas of RAF No. 801 Squadron, flying from HMS Ark Royal. He 111 ‘5J+CN’ was unable to regroup with other Heinkels and the pilot of Skua A7-A unleashed machine gun fire on the bomber, killing the flight engineer. With the engines either failing or on fire, the pilot had no choice but to belly-land among the snow covered mountains below. The remaining three flight crew members escaped the wreckage and made their way down the mountain.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Over the next four days, suffering from snow blindness and exhaustion, they covered over forty five kilometres (28 miles) until they were captured by Norwegian soldiers on April 30, 1940. For the next thirty years the wreckage sat undisturbed (apart from the odd souvenir hunter) until two authors set out to uncover the story of the crashed aircraft. The authors managed to reunite the surviving crews of the Heinkel 111 and the Skua that shot it down – an encounter that was sure to be more pleasant than their first. This aircraft has now been restored to a very high standard and is on display in the Norwegian Armed Forces Aircraft Collection, at Gardermoen, Oslo.
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