Corgi 1:72 Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 - Maj. Kurt Buhlingen, JG 2, Luftwaffe, Creil, France, June 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 5”. Wingspan: 5.75”
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
Kurt Buhlingen joined the Luftwaffe as a mechanic before taking pilot training. In July 1940 he was assigned to JG 2 ‘Richthofen’ and claimed his first victory during the Battle of Britain. Over the next 12 months Buhlingen added a further 20 victories and was awarded the Knights Cross.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
In 1942 he deployed to Tunisia where he claimed 40 allied aircraft before returning to Europe in March 1943. By March 1944, Buhlingen was a Major in command of II./JG 2 and his total had risen to 96. While operating from Creil, France, he saw action against allied aircraft supporting the D-Day landings and claimed his 100th victory on June 7, 1941 while flying the Focke-Wulf FW 190 A-8. Buhlingen moved to the Eastern front and in 1945 he was forced to land in Soviet held territory where he was captured and held until 1950. His wartime total was 112 victories.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a German single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. The prototype was first flown on June 1, 1939 and production deliveries began in late 1941. The Fw 190 proved to be suitable for a wide variety of roles, including; air superiority fighter, strike fighter and ground attack. From 1941 to 1945, over 20,000 Fw 190s were built.
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 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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