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Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, 501 Squadron, James Lacey - Corgi AA27603


Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, 501 Squadron, James Lacey - Corgi AA27603 - click to enlarge
Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, 501 Squadron, James Lacey - Corgi AA27603 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA27603
$49.95
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

60th Anniversary Collection

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I – V7357, Sgt. James H. "Ginger" Lacey, RAF No. 501 Squadron, RAF Gravesend, England, September 1940, Battle of Britain

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.25”.  Wingspan: 6.75"



Limited Edition of 2500 Models Worldwide


Squadron leader James “Ginger” Lacey was one of the RAF's leading fighter pilots of World War II with 28 aircraft destroyed, 4 probables and 9 damaged. Lacey experienced his first air combat with No. 501 Squadron in France during May 1940 and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his 5 aerial victories. In June 1940, 501 Squadron was in the thick of the Battle of Britain with Lacey becoming one of the highest scoring RAF pilots with 18 victories. He was awarded the DFM on August 23, 1940 and on November 26, 1940 Lacey received a Bar to the DFM for his continuous and outstanding courage and bravery.

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:

  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card



  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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