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ToL 061 - Officer The 95th Rifle Regiment Painted
ToL 061 - Officer The 95th Rifle Regiment Painted

£26.95


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H010 - Dismounted Dragoon - Unpainted
H010 - Dismounted Dragoon - Unpainted

£19.50


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H003 - Model Soldier - Unpainted
H003 - Model Soldier - Unpainted

£19.50


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H001A - Model Soldier - Unpainted
H001A - Model Soldier - Unpainted

£19.50


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H004 - Model Soldier - Unpainted
H004 - Model Soldier - Unpainted

£19.50


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H002 - Model Soldier - Unpainted
H002 - Model Soldier - Unpainted

£19.50


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H001 - Model Soldier - Unpainted
H001 - Model Soldier - Unpainted

£19.50


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REAL MODELS - 02 - Gentleman Kit
REAL MODELS - 02 - Gentleman Kit

£39.50


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REAL MODELS - 01 - Germanic Warrior 3rd c AD Kit
REAL MODELS - 01 - Germanic Warrior 3rd c AD Kit

£39.50


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R20 - British Brigadier-General, dozing, complete set - Painted
R20 - British Brigadier-General, dozing, complete set - Painted

£69.50


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MK-004 Knight templar Painted
MK-004 Knight templar Painted

£47.25


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MK-003 Knight Norman Painted
MK-003 Knight Norman Painted

£47.25


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MK-002 Teutonic knight Painted
MK-002 Teutonic knight Painted

£47.25


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MK-001-TA Knight hospitaller Painted
MK-001-TA Knight hospitaller Painted

£47.25


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MK-001-HO Knight hospitaller Painted
MK-001-HO Knight hospitaller Painted

£47.25


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T54 098 IDF Soldier on Security Duties. - The Israel Defense Forces, Painted
T54 098 IDF Soldier on Security Duties. - The Israel Defense Forces, Painted

£46.25


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T54 098 IDF Soldier on Security Duties. - The Israel Defense Forces Kit
T54 098 IDF Soldier on Security Duties. - The Israel Defense Forces Kit

£12.45


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T54 097 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces, Painted
T54 097 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces, Painted

£46.25


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T54 096 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces Painted
T54 096 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces Painted

£46.25


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T54 096 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces Kit
T54 096 IDF Soldier in Basic Uniform - The Israel Defense Forces Kit

£12.45


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T54 095 IDF Chief of Staff - The Israel Defense Forces Painted
T54 095 IDF Chief of Staff - The Israel Defense Forces Painted

£46.25


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T54 095 IDF Chief of Staff - The Israel Defense Forces Kit
T54 095 IDF Chief of Staff - The Israel Defense Forces Kit

£12.45


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T54 094 IDF Soldier in full Combat Kit - The Israel Defense Forces Kit
T54 094 IDF Soldier in full Combat Kit - The Israel Defense Forces Kit

£12.45


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T54 094 IDF Soldier in full Combat Kit - The Israel Defense Forces Painted
T54 094 IDF Soldier in full Combat Kit - The Israel Defense Forces Painted

£46.25


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T54 093 IDF Recruit - The Israel Defense Forces Painted
T54 093 IDF Recruit - The Israel Defense Forces Painted

£46.25


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King and Country

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109
Gustav By King and Country

£249.95

Painted in Matt


SKU: KC-LW-063

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Shop Location: A-8-5
Tags: Major Hermann Graf German Army WWII


Description

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109 Gustav By King and Country

Hermann Graf 1912-1988 served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts during WWII.  He became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 200 aerial victories – that is, 200 aerial combat encounters that resulted in the destruction of 200 enemy aircraft.

1 left in stock

Graf, a prewar soccer player joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. He was initially selected for transport aviation, flying the legendary Junkers 52 before volunteering and being chosen to join the famous Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG51) in May 1939, just 4 months before the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War.

During the so-called ‘Phoney War’ of late 1939 and early 1940 he was stationed on the Franco-German border flying uneventful patrols. He was then posted as a flight instructor to Romania in order to help train that country’s small air force. At the end of this period he even saw a little action in the closing days of the German invasion of Greece at the end of May 1941.

After the beginning of ‘Operation Barbarossa’, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Graf finally claimed his first ‘kill’ in August 1941.

45 victories later Hermann Graf was awarded the prestigious Knights Cross of The Iron Cross in January 1942. By September of that same year his victory score had risen to an incredible 172 for which his honour was upgraded to the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds!At the time of this presentation this was Nazi Germany’s highest military decoration.

On 26 September 1942 he shot down his 200th enemy plane. Now, a national hero he was withdrawn from combat flying and posted, once more, to a fighter pilot training school.

In November 1943, as British and American bombers and fighters continued to build up their aerial assaults on the Third Reich, Graf, once more returned to combat operations and was appointed Geschwaderkommodore (Wing Commander) of JG11 of the 11th Fighter Wing. It was with this unit that Hermann Graf scored his 212th and final aerial victory on 29 March 1944.

He was severely injured during that final encounter and spent many months recuperating before taking over command of JG52 in early 1945.

He remained in charge of JG52 until Germany’s surrender on 8 May, 1945.

Although Graf and his men surrendered to the Americans he and his men were then handed over to the Russians. Hermann Graf continued in Soviet captivity until 1949.

After his return to Germany Graf lived a fairly quiet life and died in his home town of Engen on 4 November, 1988.

ABOUT THE K&C MODEL

Of all the many aircraft Hermann Graf flew his personal favorite was Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf.109 ‘Gustav’.

Graf himself stated that the ‘Gustav’ was the best fighter aircraft he ever flew even after flying captured British ‘Spitfires’ and American ‘Mustangs’.

Our K&C model depicts just one of several ‘Gustavs’ that Hermann Graf flew during the middle part of the war. It is easily recognized by the red ‘tulip’ nose and the white tail complete with ‘kill’ markings and his Knight’s Cross award.

This model also has a canopy that can open and close. Each aircraft comes in a specially-designed box with a spectacular cover painting and a free full-colour print by noted Australian artist, Ian Hill plus an information card on Graf himself.

Just 300 of this very Special Edition Hermann Graf Bf. 109 ‘Gustav’ are being released.

 

King and Country

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109 Gustav By King and Country

£249.95

Painted in Matt


SKU: KC-LW-063

Viewed 41 times

Shop Location: A-8-5
Tags: Major Hermann Graf German Army WWII


Description

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109 Gustav By King and Country

Hermann Graf 1912-1988 served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts during WWII.  He became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 200 aerial victories – that is, 200 aerial combat encounters that resulted in the destruction of 200 enemy aircraft.

1 left in stock

Graf, a prewar soccer player joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. He was initially selected for transport aviation, flying the legendary Junkers 52 before volunteering and being chosen to join the famous Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG51) in May 1939, just 4 months before the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War.

During the so-called ‘Phoney War’ of late 1939 and early 1940 he was stationed on the Franco-German border flying uneventful patrols. He was then posted as a flight instructor to Romania in order to help train that country’s small air force. At the end of this period he even saw a little action in the closing days of the German invasion of Greece at the end of May 1941.

After the beginning of ‘Operation Barbarossa’, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Graf finally claimed his first ‘kill’ in August 1941.

45 victories later Hermann Graf was awarded the prestigious Knights Cross of The Iron Cross in January 1942. By September of that same year his victory score had risen to an incredible 172 for which his honour was upgraded to the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds!At the time of this presentation this was Nazi Germany’s highest military decoration.

On 26 September 1942 he shot down his 200th enemy plane. Now, a national hero he was withdrawn from combat flying and posted, once more, to a fighter pilot training school.

In November 1943, as British and American bombers and fighters continued to build up their aerial assaults on the Third Reich, Graf, once more returned to combat operations and was appointed Geschwaderkommodore (Wing Commander) of JG11 of the 11th Fighter Wing. It was with this unit that Hermann Graf scored his 212th and final aerial victory on 29 March 1944.

He was severely injured during that final encounter and spent many months recuperating before taking over command of JG52 in early 1945.

He remained in charge of JG52 until Germany’s surrender on 8 May, 1945.

Although Graf and his men surrendered to the Americans he and his men were then handed over to the Russians. Hermann Graf continued in Soviet captivity until 1949.

After his return to Germany Graf lived a fairly quiet life and died in his home town of Engen on 4 November, 1988.

ABOUT THE K&C MODEL

Of all the many aircraft Hermann Graf flew his personal favorite was Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf.109 ‘Gustav’.

Graf himself stated that the ‘Gustav’ was the best fighter aircraft he ever flew even after flying captured British ‘Spitfires’ and American ‘Mustangs’.

Our K&C model depicts just one of several ‘Gustavs’ that Hermann Graf flew during the middle part of the war. It is easily recognized by the red ‘tulip’ nose and the white tail complete with ‘kill’ markings and his Knight’s Cross award.

This model also has a canopy that can open and close. Each aircraft comes in a specially-designed box with a spectacular cover painting and a free full-colour print by noted Australian artist, Ian Hill plus an information card on Graf himself.

Just 300 of this very Special Edition Hermann Graf Bf. 109 ‘Gustav’ are being released.

 

King and Country

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109 Gustav By King and Country

£249.95

Painted in Matt


SKU: KC-LW-063

Viewed 41 times

Shop Location: A-8-5
Tags: Major Hermann Graf German Army WWII


Description

LW063 Hermann Grafs Bf.109 Gustav By King and Country

Hermann Graf 1912-1988 served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts during WWII.  He became the first pilot in aviation history to claim 200 aerial victories – that is, 200 aerial combat encounters that resulted in the destruction of 200 enemy aircraft.

1 left in stock

Graf, a prewar soccer player joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. He was initially selected for transport aviation, flying the legendary Junkers 52 before volunteering and being chosen to join the famous Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG51) in May 1939, just 4 months before the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War.

During the so-called ‘Phoney War’ of late 1939 and early 1940 he was stationed on the Franco-German border flying uneventful patrols. He was then posted as a flight instructor to Romania in order to help train that country’s small air force. At the end of this period he even saw a little action in the closing days of the German invasion of Greece at the end of May 1941.

After the beginning of ‘Operation Barbarossa’, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Graf finally claimed his first ‘kill’ in August 1941.

45 victories later Hermann Graf was awarded the prestigious Knights Cross of The Iron Cross in January 1942. By September of that same year his victory score had risen to an incredible 172 for which his honour was upgraded to the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds!At the time of this presentation this was Nazi Germany’s highest military decoration.

On 26 September 1942 he shot down his 200th enemy plane. Now, a national hero he was withdrawn from combat flying and posted, once more, to a fighter pilot training school.

In November 1943, as British and American bombers and fighters continued to build up their aerial assaults on the Third Reich, Graf, once more returned to combat operations and was appointed Geschwaderkommodore (Wing Commander) of JG11 of the 11th Fighter Wing. It was with this unit that Hermann Graf scored his 212th and final aerial victory on 29 March 1944.

He was severely injured during that final encounter and spent many months recuperating before taking over command of JG52 in early 1945.

He remained in charge of JG52 until Germany’s surrender on 8 May, 1945.

Although Graf and his men surrendered to the Americans he and his men were then handed over to the Russians. Hermann Graf continued in Soviet captivity until 1949.

After his return to Germany Graf lived a fairly quiet life and died in his home town of Engen on 4 November, 1988.

ABOUT THE K&C MODEL

Of all the many aircraft Hermann Graf flew his personal favorite was Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf.109 ‘Gustav’.

Graf himself stated that the ‘Gustav’ was the best fighter aircraft he ever flew even after flying captured British ‘Spitfires’ and American ‘Mustangs’.

Our K&C model depicts just one of several ‘Gustavs’ that Hermann Graf flew during the middle part of the war. It is easily recognized by the red ‘tulip’ nose and the white tail complete with ‘kill’ markings and his Knight’s Cross award.

This model also has a canopy that can open and close. Each aircraft comes in a specially-designed box with a spectacular cover painting and a free full-colour print by noted Australian artist, Ian Hill plus an information card on Graf himself.

Just 300 of this very Special Edition Hermann Graf Bf. 109 ‘Gustav’ are being released.

 

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‘The Signing of the Armistice’

The Signing of the Armistice

Marking the final centenary year of the First World War, Tradition of London is proud to present
Depicting the momentous event that took place in the Forest of Compiègne on the 11 th  November 1918, the set includes all six signatories of the famous armistice that ushered in a ceasefire at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. 


Painted  or  Unpainted

The British Army Napoleonic War 1803-1815
In our 54mm Model Soldier Series
Painted or Unpainted Casting/Kit

 

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