Ju88 C-4 Night Fighter – NJG2, Hauptmann Karl Hulshoff, Gilze-Rijen, Holland, April 1941
Product Code: AA36708
Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 (NJG 2) was a Luftwaffe night fighter wing, formed on 1st September 1940 in Gilze-Rijen, Holland. NJG 2’s role was unlike the other units of the night fighter arm; they were tasked with long-range intruder missions over the UK, disrupting night flying training and harassing the returning RAF bombers over their own airfields. Hauptmann Karl Theodor Hulshoff was Staffelkapitan of I/NJG2 and claimed his first victory on 20/21 Oct 1940, a Whitley. On the 23/24th November 1940, he claimed a Wellington. That same night Major Karl Heyse was lost and Hulshoff replaced him as Gruppenkommandeur. Hulshoff was flying Ju88C-4 R4+AB on the 8th of April 1941 when he recorded his 3rd and 4th kills, a Wellington and a Hampden.
On 12th August, Blenheims of No.2 Group attacked a power station near Cologne escorted by Spitfires. NJG 2 scrambled to intercept them and Hulshoff recalled observing a single-engine fighter that he presumed was a Me109. It was in fact a Spitfire flown by Sqn Ldr H. Stephen, who promptly shot Hulshoff down. He crash landed but survived and finished the war as an Oberstleutnant commanding NJG 102.
This limited edition model from Corgi is part of the highly collectable Aviation Archive range of die-cast model aircraft. Scales include 1:48, 1:72 and 1:144 and features aeroplanes from World War I, World War II and the modern era. Most models in the Aviation Archive range are limited editions.
- Scale: 1:72
- Wingspan: 274mm
- Era: World War II
- Limited Edition Size: <1000
- Age Suitability: 14+