Messerschmitt Bf 109G – Yellow 14, II./JG 5, Luftwaffe, Horst Carganico, Pskow South Airfield, USSR, 1944
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA27110: Messerschmitt Bf 109G Yellow 14 of II./JG 5, Luftwaffe Horst Carganico, Pskow South Airfield, USSR, 1944. Limited Edition of 1,100 Pieces.
Length 5 inches Wingspan 5.5 inches
Horst Carganico was a German Luftwaffe military aviator and fighter ace during World War II. He is credited with 60 aerial victories achieved in over 600 combat missions. This figure includes 54 aerial victories on the Eastern Front, and further six victories over the Western Allies.
Born in Breslau, Carganico grew up in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. He joined the military service in the Luftwaffe in 1937. Following flight training, he was posted to Jagdgeschwader 1 . In April 1940, he became Adjutant of II. Gruppe (2nd group) of Jagdgeschwader 77, serving in Norway. He claimed his initial victory on 21 June 1940. Following his 27th aerial victory, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 25 September 1941. Carganico commanded the II. Gruppe of Jagdgeschwader 5 and later I. Gruppe of JG 5 fighting in Defense of the Reich. On 27 May 1944, he was killed in action when his aircraft hit high tension cables while attempting a forced landing.
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.