Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt Bf 110E-2 – G9+LN, Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, 5./NJG.1, Luftwaffe, St Trond, Belgium, June 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.25". Wingspan: 8.75"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
As the most successful Nightfighter ace of WWII, Luftwaffe pilot Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer flew the Messerschmitt Bf 110 exclusively and claimed an incredible 121 aerial victories from just 164 combat missions ﬂown. February 21, 1945 proved to be Schnaufer’s most formidable day, when he managed to bring down no fewer than nine RAF four-engine bombers in a single day – two in the early hours of the morning and a further seven in just nineteen minutes that evening. Bf 110 G9+LN was the aircraft in which this nocturnal predator claimed his first victory in June 1942.Crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Messerschmitt Bf 110 artwork
The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was a German twin-engine heavy fighter used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Later in the war it was developed into a formidable night-fighter aircraft. First flown on May 12, 1936, the Bf 110 entered service in 1937. It was used with considerable success in early campaigns against Poland, Denmark, Norway and France. Being a relatively large aircraft it lacked the agility of single-engine fighters such as the British Spitfire and Hurricane. This flaw was exposed during the Battle of Britain when some Bf 110-equipped units were withdrawn from combat after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role that the aircraft was well suited for. It had a successful period following the Battle of Britain as an air superiority fighter in other theatres. During campaigns in the Balkans, Northern Africa and on the Eastern Front, the Bf 110 rendered valuable ground support to the German Army as a fighter-bomber.
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 Messerschmitt Bf 110E-2 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years