Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
Junkers Ju-88 C-6 – R4+HH, Gerhard Böhme, 1./NJG.2, Luftwaffe, Catania, Sicily 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.9”. Wingspan: 11”
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Undoubtedly one of the most effective aircraft types operated by the Luftwaffe during World War II, the Junkers Ju 88 was developed as a speedy 'Schnell Bomber', but it was flexible enough to become arguably the most useful German aircraft of the war. In its C-6 variant configuration, the Junkers had been optimized for the heavy fighter role, easily making the transition to supporting the Luftwaffe's night fighter force.Detailed crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed markings (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Junkers Ju 88 artwork
Initially single-engine fighters were used to defend the German territory at night; however, due to the limitations of the German night defense network, they had neither the range nor firepower to pose a serious threat to British night intruders. The Junkers Ju 88, however, was a very different proposition, with its size, speed and firepower making this the consummate nocturnal hunter and many a Bomber Command aircraft would fall prey to their guns.
The Luftwaffe airfield at Catania on Sicily was the principle airfield in the region and was used as the staging point for many Axis operations across the Mediterranean and into North Africa. The airfield was also home to the nightfighting Junkers Ju 88 heavy fighters of I./NJG2, even though their fighters were regularly deployed across the entire Mediterranean Theatre.
This aircraft was recalled to Catania during the Summer of 1942, presumably to provide night defense support for the proposed Axis invasion of Malta, as increased Allied night air incursions were expected.
The Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engine multi-role aircraft operated by the German Luftwaffe during World War II. Designed in the mid-1930s, it became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war and proved to be suited for almost any role. First flown on December 21 1936, the Ju 88 entered operational service in 1939. It was used successfully as a fighter-bomber, dive bomber torpedo bomber, heavy fighter, night fighter, reconnaissance aircraft, and even as a flying bomb during the closing stages of the war. The Ju 88 was produced until 1945 with more than 16,000 built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the time.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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