A member of the Luftwaffe beginning in 1936, Helmut Wick saw combat with JG 2 during the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. In October of 1940, he was given command of the famed unit — the youngest German to hold such a position. Flying the famous Bf 109, he tallied an impressive 56 aerial victories before his death in November of 1940 (he was the top-scoring Luftwaffe pilot at the time). Wick was the fourth recipient of the heralded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, the highest decoration given to German soldiers when presented to him two months prior to his death.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/48 scale, die cast model is a replica of Wick's Bf 109E-4 as it appeared with JG 2 in 1940. It features a signature yellow nose, engraved surface details, an opening segmented canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with a removable pilot figure and panel instrumentation), a rotating propeller, realistic machine guns, optional-position landing gear, and a stylish mid-flight presentation stand. Measures approximately 7½" long with an 8¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8711