Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - P2970, Geoffrey Page, RAF, Battle of Britain Memorial
1:32 Scale. Length: 12”. Wingspan: 15"
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
Joining the British Royal Air Force two weeks after the outbreak of World War II, Geoffrey Page was initially assigned as a flight instructor due to his excellent flying skills. By the height of the Battle of Britain he was transferred to No. 56 Squadron to fly Hawker Hurricanes. He shot down two Luftwaffe aircraft before being shot down himself on August 12th. During this action he was badly injured after enemy fire ignited the fuel tank in his Hurricane. Both of his hands were badly burnt and his head was burnt. But, Page became the first member of Sir Archibald Macindoe’s "Guinea Pig Club". This pioneering plastic surgeon performed over 15 operations on Page and by 1942 he was back as an operational pilot. Page vowed to shoot down 15 enemy planes, one for each operation, and achieved this (10 solo victories, 5 shared and 3 damaged) before being injured again in late 1944.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable engine cover
Optional extended or retracted landing gear
Individually numbered collector card
After the war Page founded the Battle of Britain Trust and was instrumental in the creation of the Battle of Britain Memorial that stands today at Capel Le Ferne in Kent.
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.
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Category: Corgi 1:32 Military Aircraft Models
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