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He 111 H-6 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 26, Norway, 1942 - Corgi AA33715

He 111 H-6 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 26, Norway, 1942 - Corgi AA33715 - click to enlarge
He 111 H-6 Model, Luftwaffe, 1./KG 26, Norway, 1942 - Corgi AA33715 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA33715
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Heinkel He 111 H-6 – 1H+BB, 1./KG 26, Luftwaffe, Bardufoss Airfield, Norway, July 5, 1942, Attack on Artic convoy PQ 17

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9".  Wingspan: 12.25"

Limited Edition of 1,100 Models Worldwide

Operating from the airfield at Bardufoss in northern Norway, the anti-shipping Heinkels of KG 26 were involved in the infamous attack against the Arctic convoy PQ17, which proved to be one of the most disastrous episodes in the history of the British Royal Navy. Leaving Iceland, bound for Arkhangelsk in Russia, the convoy included 35 merchant vessels and a large protecting force of naval ships. Quickly detected by the Germans, the first attack on the convoy came from Heinkel He 111 torpedo bombers of KG 26. Warned of their approach the escort vessels put up a wall of defensive fire that destroyed four of the bombers. Determined in their attack, the torpedoes did their damage and a number of ships were sunk and the convoy’s defensive shield disrupted.

Concerned by the ferocity attack and intelligence reports suggesting that the German battleship Tirpitz was steaming towards the battle, naval commanders ordered the escorts to withdraw and the convoy to scatter. Over the course of the next few days Convoy PQ17 came under repeated attack from U-boats and Ju 88 bombers, which claimed 23 of the defenseless ships. July 2017 will mark the 75th Anniversary of this naval disaster.

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 Heinkel He 111 features:

  • Detailed crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Torpedoes
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Heinkel He 111 artwork

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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