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Atlas Editions Fighter Aces of World War II 7896-010
Messerschmitt Bf 110E Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 5./NJG 1, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, St.Trond, Belgium, 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 110E   7.25"   8.75"

In November 1939 the 17 year old Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer joined the Luftwaffe and in January 1942 was based at Saint-Trond Belgium where he became known as "The Night Ghost Of Saint-Trond". By the end of WWII the 23-year old Schnaufer was NJG-1 Kommandeur with several medals having flown 164 missions and 121 victories making him the top scoring Nachtjager pilot. On February 21, 1945 he added 9 RAF bombers to his victories. After surviving WWII it is almost ironic that Schnaufer died at age 28 in a car accident.

Messerschmitt Bf 110E

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe requirement for a long range, multipurpose fighter, the Bf-110 was first flown on May 12th, 1936. Fast and well-armed, the Bf-110 lacked maneuverability—a flaw that became glaringly obvious during the battle of Britain, when Bf-110s suffered heavy losses and were withdrawn from battle. Redesigned Bf-110s were equipped with radar and enjoyed great success as night fighters, eventually becoming the Luftwaffe's primary aircraft in that role. Most of Germany's night fighter aces flew the Bf-110 at least once, and some of them—including top German night fighter ace Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer—flew it exclusively.

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Atlas Editions Fighter Aces of World War II

The Atlas Editions "Fighter Aces of World War II" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Atlas Editions diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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