AA28004 Corgi Aviation Archive Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 ‘Yellow 1’ 9./JG 26, Caffiers, France, August 1940

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale
AA28004
Messerschmitt Bf109E-4
'Yellow 1' 9./JG 26
Caffiers
France
August 1940

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale AA28004 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 ‘Yellow 1’ 9./JG 26, Caffiers, France, August 1940. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

By the early stages of the Battle of Britain, Luftwaffe pilot Gerhard Schopfel had already achieved the status of fighter ace, but during August 1940, he was to increase his victory tally significantly. His most successful day came on the 18th August, whilst leading an independent hunting patrol of Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighters across southern England. Whilst over the Folkestone area, he spotted the Hurricanes of No.510 Squadron climbing out of Hawkinge, but rather than immediately attacking the RAF fighters, Schopfel and his wingman dived underneath the aircraft to approach from their blind spot. Unnoticed by the Hurricanes, Schopfel shot down the two tail-end-Charlies, expecting to see the remaining aircraft immediately breaking for cover, but they carried on their course. He managed to shoot down a further two Hurricanes, including the aircraft of RAF aces Donald McKay and Kenneth Lee, who both managed to successfully bale out of their stricken fighters.

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Weight 650 g
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Model Code: AA28004

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Battle of Britain Models, Corgi Aviation Archive, Corgi Stock Items, Military Aviation, Stock Prop Power