Corgi Aviation Archive AA27111 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 (Trop) 'Red 1', Hpt. Werner Schroer. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5.5" Wingspan, 5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was, along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The Bf 109 first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II in 1945.
Werner Schroer was one of the Luftwaffe’s most successful pilots with 114 aerial victories to his name by the end of the war. Although making an unremarkable start to his combat career during the Battle of Britain, Werner Schr¶er™s transfer to North Africa and air operations in support of the Afrika Korps would bring him a change in fortune and a steadily increasing victory tally which would eventually make him one of the Luftwaffe™s most successful pilots. By the time III./JG27 relocated to the Aegean Islands in late 1942, Schr¶er has 61 confirmed victories to his name, making him the second most successful Desert Eagle™, with only the famous Hans-Joachim Marseille ahead of him. For a time, Schr¶er and the rest of 8./JG27 enjoyed great success flying fighter cover for strike aircraft targeting British shipping in the Mediterranean, but unfortunately, this success proved to be short-lived, as the Allies were now advancing on all fronts and their time of Rhodes soon came to an end. With Germany now coming under concerted bombing attack by day and night, as many fighters as could be spared were pulled back to defend the Reich from what was now becoming an increasingly desperate situation. Werner Schr¶er would survive the war with 114 aerial victories to his name, having flown just 197 operational missions. Of this number, 102 victories were achieved in combat on the Western Front against the most capable Allied aircraft and airmen, a figure which included 26 four-engined heavy bombers, as the German homeland itself came under concerted aerial attack.
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