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Corgi Junkers JU 88C 6 R4_HH Gerhard Bohme

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Corgi (#AA36714) 1/72 Scale

Junkers JU-88C-6 - R4+HH - Gerhard Bohme - Catania, Sicily 1942

Features Include:
• Detailed crew figures
• Rotating Propeller
• Moving Reat/Ventral Gun(s)
• Optional Landing Gear
• Optional Armaments
• Wingspan 10.9"
• Flight stand

Undoubtedly one of the most effective aircraft types operated by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, 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 entire war. In its C-6 variant configuration, the Junkers had been optimised for the heavy fighter role, easily making the transition to supporting the Luftwaffe's nightfighter force.

Initially, single-engined fighters were used to defend German territory at night, however, due to the limitations of the German night defence 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 airborne 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 defence support for the proposed Axis invasion of Malta, as increased Allied night air incursions were expected.

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Adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.
CORGI logo Made By: CORGI
Item Number: AA36714
Scale: 1/72
MSRP: $114.99
Added to catalog: 3/13/2024
Recommended Age: 14 and up

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