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Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 80 Squadron, W. Vale - Corgi AA27604


Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 80 Squadron, W. Vale - Corgi AA27604 - click to enlarge
Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 80 Squadron, W. Vale - Corgi AA27604 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA27604
$59.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, No. 80 Squadron, RAF, Maleme, Crete 1941

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



Limited Edition of 1,400 Models Worldwide


As strong German forces moved to secure their southern flank and rectify a failed Italian attempt to invade Greece, Allied forces found themselves in a steady retreat towards Crete. Extensive air operations saw large numbers of RAF aircraft engaged in fighting with German and Italian air force units and despite initial successes, they came under increasing pressure.

Perhaps the most successful Hawker Hurricane fighter of this difficult period was V7795, usually flown by Pilot Officer William Vale of RAF No. 80 Squadron. Still displaying its standard RAF day fighter camouflage paint scheme, this unusual aircraft also included some additional field applied camouflage modifications to the leading edge and engine cowling, which were applied to a small number of Hurricanes. Vale claimed eight enemy aircraft destroyed while flying this Hurricane in April and May 1941.

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
  • Box with Hurricane artwork



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


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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