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ICM 72191 1/72 Heinkel He 51B-1 Spanish Air Force Biplane Fighter

Product Code: ICM-72191
Barcode: 4823044401628
$17.99
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Spanish Air Force Biplane Fighter

The Heinkel He 51B-1 was the first serial fighter of the German Luftwaffe. The first prototype named He 51a designed by the Gunter brothers flew for the first time in the summer of 1933. The modification He 51B-1 which had provision for a drop tank was produced since 1936. A total of 135 He 51s was shipped to Spain for use by the Legion Condor and the Spanish Nationalists as fighters and fighter-bombers. In He 51 fighters in Spain flew many future aces such as A. Galland, H. Harder, H. Trautloft. Air battles saw advantage of Republican I-15 and I-16 fighters, therefore He 51 were gradually transferred to Spanish Nationalist Air Force Units.

Markings

  • He 51 B-1, Oblt. Knuppel, commander of 4.J/88, Legion Condor, Tablada, December 1936.

  • He 51 B-1, Oblt. H. Harder, commander of 1.J/88, Legion Condor, Vittoria, March 1937.

  • He 51 B-1, Oblt. E. d’Elsa, commander of 4.J/88, Legion Condor, Teruel, February 1938.

  • He 51 B-1, Maj. G.F. Peres, commander of 4-G-2, Summer 1938.

Specifications

  • Model Size (Length x Width): 117 x 153 mm

  • Box Size: 247 x 183 x 33 mm

  • Number of Details: 58