Erich Alfred Hartmann, nicknamed "Bubi" by his friends and " The Black Devil of the Ukraine " by his Russian enemies, was a German fighter pilot and is still the highest scoring fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. He claimed 352 aerial victories (of which 345 were won against the Soviet Air Force, and 260 of which were fighters) in 1,404 combat missions and engaging in aerial combat 825 times while serving with the Luftwaffe in World War II. He was so feared on the Eastern Front that Soviet planes would turn around and retreat rather than face him in his formidable Messerschmitt Bf 109. During the course of his career, Hartmann was forced to crash land his damaged fighter 16 times.This was due to damage received from parts of enemy aircraft he had just shot down, or mechanical failure. Hartmann claimed never to have been shot down or forced to land due to fire from enemy aircraft. The item "Franklin Mint Me Bf109-G Major Hartmann (The Black Devil) 352 Victories May 1945" is in sale since Monday, July 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Aircraft & Spacecraft\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "jerry**k" and is located in WINCHESTER, TN.
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