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Motor City Classics Militaria Diecast 27285-42
Henschel Hs 129 Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 5./SG 1, Blue K, Eastern Front, June 1942

Limited Edition
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Henschel Hs 129   5.25"   7.75"

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Schlachtgeschwader 1 (Battle Squadron 1) was a German Luftwaffe wing during World War II. It operated the Henschel Hs 123, Henschel Hs 129, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and the Messerschmitt Bf 109. On 9 May the 15 operational Hs 129s of 8. Staffel claimed 40 Soviet aircraft destroyed on the ground. The wing scored "outstanding" successes against Soviet airfields at this time. The 743 IAP destroyed all of its aircraft save for one I-153. Major General Skripko, a staff officer attached to the VVS Crimean Front, remarked, "After dealing heavy strikes against out airfields, the enemy's aviation started blocking them - preventing our fighters from taking off." The airfield - Marfovka - was crowded with aircraft. The Hs 129s left 40 aircraft burning.

The wing was sent north to assist with a powerful Soviet spring offensive around Izyum and Kharkov, which became known as the Second Battle of Kharkov. First and second group were based at Konstantinovk, and were immediately engaged against Soviet motorised and armoured forces. The battle ended on 28 May. During the month the wing flew 1,467 sorties; 1,028 Bf 109 missions, 259 by the Hs 123s and 180 by the Hs 129s.

Please note: Although this model includes a display stand and removeable landing gear, it does not include any closed gear doors and is best suited to "gear down" display only.

Henschel Hs 129

Designed to fill a Luftwaffe need for an effective ground attack aircraft, the Henschel Hs 129 first flew on May 25, 1939. Heavily armored around the cockpit and engines, the Hs 129 overcame the historical problems faced by attack aircraft, which had always been vulnerable to ground forces. Later versions were armed with auto-loading PaK 40 anti-tank guns, capable of taking out any enemy tank. Unfortunately for the Luftwaffe, the extra weight of this system rendered an already encumbered aircraft "barely flyable," and their small numbers (only 25 of this variant) meant they had no impact on the outcome of the war.

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Motor City Classics Militaria Diecast

The Motor City Classics "Militaria Diecast" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Motor City Classics "Militaria Diecast" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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