Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Junkers Ju 52 /3mg5e (Floatplane) – P5+JD, Luftwaffe, Operation Weserubung, Norway, 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 10”. Wingspan: 16”
Limited Edition of 1604 Models Worldwide
An hour before midnight on April 8, 1940, the Norwegian security vessel "Pol III" was on a patrol in the Oslo Fjord when it discovered unidentified ships in the horizon. A few minutes later it was rammed and shot at by a German torpedo boat. The invasion of Norway had begun. By the end of the day on April 9th there would be about 16,000 German soldiers in Norway and by the end of the invasion; the Luftwaffe had participated with 1,082 aircraft. Operation Weserubung was to be the first major combined operation with the German army, navy and air force together. At the beginning of the Norway operation, 571 Ju 52/3m transports were available, in addition to other types such as this floatplane, which was used in the Luftwaffe's first major airborne operation.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Numbered collector card
The Junkers Ju 52 was a German tri-motor transport aircraft that was used for both civilian and military service. First flown in October 1930, the Ju 52 was designed to be a 17-passenger airliner and cargo aircraft. In civilian use the Ju 52 flew with many air carriers including Swissair and Deutsche Lufthansa. In the military role, it was used by the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport aircraft and briefly as a medium bomber. For air defense and tactical ground support it was armed with multiple machine guns and fitted with bomb racks capable of carrying 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs.) of bombs. During World War II, Ju-52s in different configurations served on all fronts and in a variety of roles. The Ju 52 continued in service after the war with military and civilian air fleets. The Swiss Air Force operated the Ju 52 from 1939 to 1982 when three aircraft remained in operation, probably the last and longest service in any nations air force.
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 detailed model of a Junkers Ju 52 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This model is an adult collectible and not suitable for children under the age of 14 years.