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Corgi Messerschmitt Bf110D VJ_OQ Rudolf Hess Eaglesham Scotland

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Corgi (#AA38509) 1/72 Scale
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Messerschmitt Bf110D VJ+OQ, Rudolf Hess, Eaglesham, Scotland, 10th May 1941

Wingspan 8.8"

One of the most mysterious episodes of the Second World War occurred over Northern Britain on the night of Saturday 10th May 1941, as the Chain Home radar network picked up an unidentified raid approaching the coast of Northumberland.

Crossing the coast near Alnwick, the Royal Observer Corps identified the raid as a single Messerschmitt Me110 fighter which continued flying inland in the direction of Glasgow and was tracked until it hit the west coast of Scotland. With a Defiant night fighter now on its tail and with fuel reserves running low, the intruder was seen to turn back inland, before crashing at Bonnyton Moor, Eaglesham, near Glasgow at 23.09pm. The lone pilot was observed parachuting to earth and was promptly detained by a pitchfork toting farmer, who when inquiring if the airman was German, was surprised by the excellent English of his prisoner, who went on to give his name as Hauptmann Albert Horn.

Collected by the Home Guard, the prisoner was later interviewed by an Observer Corps Major, who almost immediately recognized the airman as none other than Rudolf Hess, senior Nazi Party official and Deputy Fuhrer of Germany. Why had such an important political figure made such a hazardous, one-way flight and what were his intentions?

Taking off from the Messerschmitt factory airfield at Augsburg-Haunstetten in Bavaria at 17.45 UK time on 10th May 1941, Nazi Party official Rudolf Hess had a long and dangerous flight ahead of him. Even though his unarmed Me110

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Adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.
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CORGI logo Made By: CORGI
Item Number: AA38509
Scale: 1/72
MSRP: $114.99
First arrived: 11/2/2020
Added to catalog: 2/25/2020
Size in inches: 9.4 x 8.8
Recommended Age: 14 and up

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