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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC116
Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Diecast Model
Luftwaffe, Ossun-Tarbes, France, 1943, Captured Aircraft

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Morane-Saulnier MS.406   4.5"   5.75"

After the collapse of France, Germany captured many French planes. There was unknown number of airworthy Morane Saulnier MS 406 and MS 410 fighters (no less than 120 planes) and Germans tried to recover as many as possible. After seizing non-occupied part of France in November 1942, Germany captured more Morane fighters resulting in as many as 46 of these fighters entering Luftwaffe service. Transfered to Morane Saulnier plants in Ossun-Tarbes, these aircraft were modified to German standards. Later planes were repainted and sent to operational traning units such as JG 101, JG 103 and JG 105.

Morane-Saulnier MS.406

Designed to meet a 1934 French Air Ministry requirement for a single-seat fighter, the MS.406 was first flown on August 8th, 1935 (as the MS.405). With more than 1100 examples produced, the MS.406 formed the backbone of the French Air Force at the beginning of WWII. The aircraft was small and manoeuverable but lacked the power and armament of the German Bf 109Es that it typically confronted. Loses were high during the Battle of France and despite efforts to destroy remaining airframes, large numbers were captured by advancing German forces and used by the Luftwaffe as trainers.

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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

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

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