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Corgi British-German

Type Fighter
Corgi item no. 49505 (twin pack)
Production run 1910 of 5800

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E, II./JG 53, Uffz Hohenseldt
Aviation Archive. Battle of Britain twin pack. Again, this BoB set was produced for the British market in 2000, and again, this 109E is unusual in having an ill-fitted and ill-painted cowling. Usually, in the first years of Corgi diecast models, the manufacturing quality was pretty good, and declined in the middle years around 2005 to 2007 or so. I could tell bone-chilling stories...but then, I guess I have.

Despite occasional production flaws and release goofs caused by lazy engineering, Corgi's versions of the Bf 109E and Fw 190A were excellent for their time, and still hold up pretty well (which can't be said of their original Spitfire); this can be attested by the continuing introduction of new versions out of the old mold. That being said, it would be nice to see new and improved molds for both models, in the line of Corgi's new Spitfire I. Yum-yum, what a treat that would be!


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