Corgi have released two new limited edition models to their Aviation Archive Collection. These include the Aviation Archive Fokker DVII Oblt Erich Lowenhardt, Puisieux-Ferme, August, 1918 1:48, and the Aviation Archive Panavia Tornado F3 ZG757, 43 (F) Sqn, RAF Leuchars, Scotland, 2006 1:72.
Aviation Archive Fokker DVII Oblt Erich Lowenhardt, Puisieux-Ferme, August, 1918 1:48 (AA38905)
One of the finest fighters of the First World War, the Fokker DVII was introduced in 1918 and immediately proved its superiority over the Allied fighters of the period. Able to literally hang on its propeller without stalling, it could engage Allied aircraft from below, where they were most vulnerable.
Oblt Erich Lowenhardt was the third highest ranked German ace of the First World War, amassing a total of 54 kills before his death in August 1918 during a battle with RAF SE5As. After dispatching one SE5A, Lowenhardt collided with another Fokker DVII flown by Alfred Wenz. While both pilots bailed out of their damaged machines only Alfred Wenz survived, Lowenhardt’s parachute failing to open.
This detailed replica features a rotatable wood grain effect propeller, detailed crew figure, fine rigging detail and a fixed undercarriage.
Aviation Archive Panavia Tornado F3 ZG757, 43 (F) Sqn, RAF Leuchars, Scotland, 2006 1:72 (AA39802)
Formed in 1916 as part of the Royal Flying Corps, 43 Squadron RAF saw distinguished service in both world wars, producing a number of aces. The Squadron was disbanded in July 2009 and the Panavia Tornado F3 was its final operational aircraft, used as an interceptor fighter to protect the UK’s airspace off the coast of both Scotland and with 1435 flight, over the Falkland Islands. 43 Squadron also helped enforce the no-fly zone over Iraq after the first Gulf War.