Corgi Junkers Ju 88C-6 F8+BX, 13./KG40, Battle over the Biscay
Scale: 1/72 Made by: Corgi Item: CG36711
Junkers Ju-88C-6 F8+BX, 13./KG40, Lorient, France 1943 – Battle over the Biscay The Junkers Ju-88 proved to be one of the most versatile and effective German aircraft of the Second World War. Designed initially as a high speed bomber, able to outpace ﬁghter aircraft sent to challenge it, early Ju88 units endured a difﬁcult introduction to combat, especially during the Battle of Britain. Despite the Ju-88 being the latest bomber to enter service, pilots had not had time to familiarize themselves with this advanced aircraft and it suffered loss rates higher than the older Heinkel He-III and Dornier Do-17. Many were lost in training accidents or attributed to pilot unfamiliarity with the advanced aircraft, but constant development soon turned the Schnellbomber into a ﬁne aircraft, with the basic airframe capable of supporting numerous modiﬁcations. Indeed, the Ju-88 was in constant production throughout WWII and was produced in greater numbers than any other twin engine aircraft of the Second World War.