- WWII Historical Collection
- 422 high quality blocks
- 2 figures – pilot and officer
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions: 12.0” L x 16.5” Wingspan x 3.9” H
- Box Dimensions: 15.7” L X 10.9” W x 2.3” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 7 years and above.
The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often known unofficially as the Me 110, is a twin-engine Zerstörer (Destroyer, heavy fighter), fighter-bomber (Jagdbomber or Jabo), and night fighter (Nachtjäger) developed in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Hermann Göring was a proponent of the Bf 110, believing its heavy armament, speed, and range would make the Bf 110 the Luftwaffe’s premier offensive fighter.
The Bf 110 served with considerable success in the early campaigns in Poland, Norway and France. The primary weakness of the Bf 110 was its lack of maneuverability, although this could be mitigated with better tactics. This weakness was exploited by the RAF when Bf 110s were flown as close escort to German bombers during the Battle of Britain. When British bombers began targeting German territory with nightly raids, some Bf 110-equipped units were converted to night fighters, a role to which the aircraft was well suited. After the Battle of Britain the Bf 110 enjoyed a successful period as an air superiority fighter and strike aircraft in other theatres and defended Germany from strategic air attack by day against the USAAF's 8th Air Force, until an American change in fighter tactics rendered them increasingly vulnerable to developing American air supremacy over the Reich as 1944 began.
The COBI building block model has many moving elements like the rotating wheels with rubber tires, movable propellers and flaps. In the cabin we put two full-size figures of pilots. The brick model was produced with beautiful pad-printed markings, which it used during operation in the Mediterranean Greek campaign. The COBI blocks are covered with high-quality prints that do not scratch or fade, even during heavy use. It's a great model for all aviation enthusiasts. Thanks to the faithfully rendered proportions and details of the aircraft, the model will be perfect as an addition to any collection of young or adult collectors passionate about history and aviation. The whole set is complemented by an elegant block display stand and a plate with the model name.