Messerschmitt Bf 109E – Ludwig Franzisket,1./JG 27, Luftwaffe, Libya 1941
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale Legends AA32105: Messerschmitt Bf 109E as flown by Ludwig Franzisket of 1./JG 27, , Luftwaffe, Ain El Gazala, Libya, 1941. In a plastic blister with diorama base with fixed lowered undercarriage and display stand.
Length 5 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
Ludwig Franzisket had 14 victories to his credit at this time. On June 14, Franzisket intercepted a lone RAF Maryland twin-engine bomber escorted by a Hurricane fighter. He shot down both aircraft. Oberleutnant Franzisket was awarded the Ritterkreuz on July 23 for 22 victories in 204 missions. “Zirkus” Franzisket was credited with 43 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded all his victories over the Western front.
Designed to meet a Luftwaffe need for a single-seat fighter/interceptor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was first flown on May 28th, 1935. Its all-metal construction, closed canopy and retractable gear made the Bf 109 one of the first true modern fighters of WWII. This versatile aircraft served in many roles and was the most produced aircraft of the war and the backbone of the Luftwaffe, and was flown by Germany’s top three aces, who claimed a total of 928 victories between them. Armed with two cannons and two machine guns, the Bf 109’s design underwent constant revisions, which allowed it to remain competitive until the end of the war.