Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Albatros D.V – 2059/17, Manfred von Richthofen (aka the Red Baron), JG 1, Luftstreitkrafte, Marckebeke airfield, Belgium, Late August 1917, WWI
1:48 Scale. Length: 6”. Wingspan: 7.4"
Limited Edition of 1,400 Models Worldwide
As the most famous pilot in the history of military aviation, the name Manfred von Richthofen is familiar to many people and despite the Great War claiming his life more than 100 years ago the exploits of the Red Baron continue to be a source of fascination to this day. Originally joining the Luftstreitkräfte as an aerial observer, his ambitions would lead von Richthofen to be selected for fighter training where he would later become a legend of the air, being credited with more aerial victories than any other pilot of the Great War. He is inextricably linked with the Fokker Triplane fighter in which he scored his final victories and met his death; however, it would be the Albatros series of fighters which would bring him the majority of his victories.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable propeller with wood grain effect
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
During April 1917, in a period referred to by Allied airmen as ‘Bloody April’, von Richthofen and his fellow Luftstreitkräfte pilots would take a heavy toll of British aircraft, with his personal tally standing at an impressive 21 victories. von Richthofen sustained a significant head wound while engaged in combat with the RFC on July 6, 1917 and although it is reported he was never quite the same person following recuperation and his return to duty, he would go on to score a further 23 victories. One of the aircraft used after his return to combat was Albatros DV 2059/17, which he used to claim his 58th and 59th victories. As his unit was converting to the new Triplane and this Albatros was damaged at around this same time, it is thought that this particular machine was repaired and sent for museum display in Germany, the prized aircraft of the world’s greatest fighter pilot.
The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Army Air Service) during World War I. It was the final development of the Albatros D.I family and the last to see operational service. Despite its shortcomings and general obsolescence, approximately 900 Albatros D.V and 1,612 D.Va aircraft were built before production was halted in 1918. The D.Va continued in operational service until the end of the war.
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Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models
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