Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - V7434, Pilot Officer Irving "Black" Smith, RAF No. 151 Squadron, RAF Digby, England, October 1940, Battle of Britain
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 2,000 Models Worldwide
RAF No. 151 Squadron received its first Hawker Hurricanes in late 1938. After serving defensive patrols in the opening chapters of World War II, 151 Squadron went on to cover the evacuation fleet at Dunkirk and flew missions over Northern France during May and June 1940. Pilot Officer Irving Smith from New Zealand joined the Squadron in July 1940 and quickly became involved in the Battle of Britain during which he was credited with six aerial victories. Smith went on to play a leading role in Operation Jericho, the RAF’s historic low-level bombing raid on Amiens prison in German-occupied France in February 1944, during which he flew a de Havilland Mosquito IV.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Stand for 'in-flight' display
Numbered collector card
Box with Hurricane Mk.I artwork
The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-engine fighter aircraft and the first monoplane fighter used by the Royal Air Force. First flown on November 6 1935, the Hurricane entered operational service with the RAF in December 1937. Together with the Spitfire, the Hurricane was essential in enabling the RAF to win the Battle of Britain in 1940, accounting for the majority of the RAF's air victories. The aircraft was also adapted for use as a fighter-bomber, night-fighter/intruder and ground support aircraft. A version known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications which enabled operations from ships. More than 14,000 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricane and 1,400 built in Canada). The Hurricane was built by, or exported to, several other countries during the war and used by their air forces.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Hurricane Mk.I features:
This model is built from a new Corgi tooling developed using CAD for a high degree of accuracy and detail.
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14