- Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Messerschmitt Luftwaffe BF 109G-6 Fighter Plane "Jagdgeschwader 52 Eastern Front, 1943 Erich Hartmann" with Display Stand Limited Edition to 600 pieces Worldwide die cast model by JC Wings.
- Brand new box.
- Detailed exterior.
- True-to-scale detail.
- Officially licensed product.
- This model does not have any openings.
- Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
- Dimensions approximately Length- 5, Wingspan- 5.5 inches.
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
- HISTORY ASPECTS:
- Erich Alfred Hartmann (19 April 1922 - 20 September 1993) was a German fighter pilot during World War I1 and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He flew 1,404 combat missions and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He was credited with shooting down a total of 352 Allied aircraft: 345 Soviet planes and seven American while serving with the Luftwaffe. During the course of his career, Hartmann was forced to crash-land his fighter 16 times due either to mechanical failure or damage received from parts of enemy aircraft he had shot down; He was never shot down from direct enemy action.
- Hartmann achieved his 352nd and last aerial victory at midday on 8 May 1945, hours before the German surrender. Along with the remainder of JG 52, he surrendered to United States Army forces and was turned over to the Red Army. In an attempt to pressure him into service with the Soviet-friendly East German National People's Army, he was tried on war crimes charges and convicted. Hartmann joined the newly established West German Air Force in the Bundeswehr, and became the first Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" He was retired in 1970, due to his opposition to the procurement of the F-104 Starfighter.
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