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1/72 Warplanes
Corgi German

Type Heavy Fighter
Corgi item no. AA38501
Production run 1,635 of 2,200

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014 
Messerschmitt Bf 110C, Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs, France, Summer 1940
Aviation Archive. Corgi/Hornby did themselves proud with this beautiful mold, and with their excellent execution on this particular model. I've always found the 110 facinating, so have models from both Hobby Master and the pooch. However, unlike the HM line, I feel compelled to get all of the 110's offered by Corgi (as long as those pesky bill collectors can be held off).

The model shown here had no manufacturing flaws, and the paint and markings are perfectly applied. One oddity when comparing the Corgi and Hobby Master 110's, the HM version seems bulkier, or at least not as slim and swift looking as the Corgi.

One note about the 1:1 version of the plane, the thing was huge when compared to the Bf 109E. That made the 110 slower and less maneuverable than the 109, something the Luftwaffe should have noticed before committing the 110 to combat against more nimble modern fighters such as the Hurricane. But then, almost all airforces (with the possible exception of Japan--a possibility which might make an interesting study) had problems conceptualizing the actual use of some of their combat planes in combat.

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