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A detailed DIE-CAST model for the adult collector
Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4 - G6
The Messerschmitt Bf110 served in the early rounds of the war. The aircraft's lack of agility in the air was exposed as its primary weakness during the Battle of Britain, when some Bf110 equipped units were withdrawn from the battle after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role to which the aircraft was well suited.
The Bf110 enjoyed a successful period following the defeat over Britain as an air superiority fighter and strike aircraft. Later in the war it was changed further to night fighter operations, and it became the major night fighter type of the Luftwaffe.
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16th February 1922 - 15th July 1950) is considered one of the top night fighter Luftwaffe aces of all time. All his 121 victories recorded in just 164 combat missions were scored at night and he was nicknamed 'The Night Ghost of St. Trond'. His victory total includes 114 RAF bombers; accounting for more RAF casualties than any other Luftwaffe ace and becoming the third highest Luftwaffe claimant against the Western Allied Forces.
- Luftwaffe - 12NJG1 - Oberleutnant Wolfgang Schnaufer, St.Trond, Februari 1944.
- Spanwijdte 225mm