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JU-52 Winter Variant, featured in the film "Where Eagles Dare" Display Model 

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$2,500.95
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TG-WOW148
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Expected release date is 31st Jul 2018


Thomas Gunn 1:30 WOW148
JU-52 Winter Variant, featured in the film "Where Eagles Dare" Display Model
Scale:
1:30
Length:
24.75"
Width:
38.25"
Composition:
Mahogany
SKU:
TG-WOW148
Period:
World War II


Historical Note:

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All Thomas Gunn aircraft are hand carved in mahogany and take around 60 hours to manufacture, each comes with a full interior and all are limited editions.

Preorder Expected Arrival - JUL 2018

LIMITED TO 10 PIECES WORLDWIDE!

*No figure included.

The Junkers Ju 52 was a German trimotor transport aircraft built from 1931 to 1952. Initially it entered service as an civilian airliner with various airlines and also as a freight hauler. It quickly attracted the attention of the fledgling Luftwaffe who pressed it into service as a bomber during the Spanish civil war and then as a transport aircraft. By 1938 the 7th Air Division had five air transport groups with a total of 250 Ju 52’s, but by 1939 it was considered obsolete, however with no suitable replacement it remained in service until the end of WW2. The Ju 52 could carry 18 fully equipped soldiers or 12 stretchers when used as an air ambulance. Alternatively Kettenkrad and supply canisters could also be attached to the exterior and dropped with the assistance of four parachutes. The Ju 52 could also tow up to two DFS 230 gliders and was utilised in various operations in this role. The Ju 52 made its assault debut in Norway quickly followed by the Low Countries where due to its slow speed, poor choice of landing fields and effective anti-aircraft fire it sustained heavy casualties, something like 270 being lost or damaged on the 10th May over Holland. It then took part in one of the most famous airborne operations of WW2, the invasion of Crete where once again it suffered casualties and invariably had to operate with a fighter escort. Always a welcome site for beleaguered German troops the Ju 52 came to symbolize hope and possibly the chance of a flight home to safety especially during the Stalingrad relief effort. This winter variant of the Ju 52 comes in a two tone scheme and registration markings as per the film 'Where Eagles Dare'.

Info: JU-52 Winter Variant, featured in the film "Where Eagles Dare" Display Model - No figure included


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