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WOW074 Junkers JU88 (Tropical) LE5 by Thomas Gunn Miniatures

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Product Description

Our second aircraft is instantly recognisable as the Junkers 88, one of the
Luftwaffe's most flexible aircraft during WW2. Initially classed as a 'fast
bomber' this twin engined aircraft went onto fulfil various other roles
including; torpedo bomber, dive bomber, night fighter and towards the end of
the war as the 'Mistel' guided flying bomb. 
The JU88 first flew in 1936 and achieved a top speed of 360 MPH, something
unheard of for a bomber in those days. Although only 12 aircraft were
available to the Luftwaffe at the start of the Polish campaign by the end of
the war over 16,000 had been manufactured. A crew of a JU88 had the
distinction of being the last enemy soldiers to fight on British soil at the
Battle of Graveney Marsh, when after crash landing the crew decided to
remove the machine guns from the aircraft and set up a defensive position
round the aircraft. The London Irish Rifles came under sustained fire from
the crew but were eventually encouraged to surrender when faced with
insurmountable odds.
With a length of 47 ft and a wing span of nearly 66 ft the JU88 is one of
the largest aircraft we have made to date and will surely take pride of
place in any serious WW2 aviation collection.
WOW054 comes in the traditional 2 tone green camouflage operated by the
Luftwaffe during WW2 and our model is based on an aircraft that operated
from Finland in WW2.
WOW074 is a very nice tropical coloured JU88 that was operational out of
Crete during 1942.
Both aircraft are limited to 5 of each version, are priced at $899 and comes
free with The Rudolf Sinner and the lady with the green umbrella set.


Other Details

Release Date:
APRIL 2016
Retired Date:
APRIL 2016

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