Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We have a new Corgi item that has just arrived here at 3000toys.com. Its a Messerschmitt BF109G-6 "Red 1" MAJ. Hermann Graf, Gruppenkommandeur, JG 50, Wiesbaden-Erbenheim in 1/32 scale. This will be a great addition to your aviation collection. Military enthusiasts will appreciate the history behind this World War II German fighter plane.

 CORGI - AA34908      1/32 Scale      Price = $97.95

On July 21st 1943, Jagdgruppe Sud der ObdL was formed as a high-altitude fighter unit to combat RAF Mosquito twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft.  On August 15, 1943, the unit was redesignated JG 50.  Major Graf was tasked with leading JG 50, a role he performed until the unit was disbanded in October 1943 and absorbed into I./JG 301.

Graf was to claim three victories while serving with this unit, including two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down on September 6th.  Herman Graf is credited with 212 victories over the Eastern Front. Of his ten victories recorded over the Western Front, six were four-engine bombers.

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