Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I – #L1004, Squadron Leader Alexander 'Sandy' Johnstone, CO of No. 602 Squadron, RAF, Battle of Britain, August 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 5”. Wingspan: 6.25”
Limited Edition of 1500 Models Worldwide
Supermarine Spitfire L1004 was flown during World War II by Alexander Johnstone, CO of RAF No. 602 Squadron. During the early parts of the war, the Squadron performed defensive duties in Scotland. However, in August 1940, the Squadron moved south to join the Battle of Britain in the skies over Southern England. They went on to have a truly remarkable record – scoring the second highest toll of enemy aircraft. Their performance is aptly summed up in a message from HQ11 Group.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Spitfire artwork
“The Group Commander sends warmest congratulations to 602 Squadron on their magnificent combat at midday when they destroyed eight fighters and shot down two others without loss of pilots or aircraft creating a record for months past.”
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during World War II and into the 1950s as a front line fighter and in secondary roles. The Spitfire was first flown on March 5, 1936 and entered service with the RAF in August 1938. It served in several roles, including; interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter bomber, carrier-based fighter, and trainer. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the war. When production ended in February 1948, a total of 20,351 Spitfires of all variants had been built.
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 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14