Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I – P3576, Flight Lt. James B. Nicolson (VC), No. 249 Squadron, RAF Boscombe Down, England, August 16, 1940, Battle of Britain
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
RAF Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson was attacking a large number of Bf 110 fighters above Southampton, England when his Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (#P3576) began taking hits from behind – Messerschmitt Bf 109s, flying top cover, had surprised the British fighters, which were now in mortal danger. Suffering from an injury and with his aircraft starting to burn, Nicolson was in the process of bailing out when he noticed a Bf 110 fighter passing right in front of his stricken aircraft. Climbing back into the burning cockpit, he fired his guns into the Luftwaffe fighter, until the intense heat forced him to jump out of his aircraft. Suffering severe burns to his hands and a number of other wounds Nicolson managed to parachute to safety and was immediately rushed to Southampton Hospital by members of the Home Guard. Nicolson returned to flight operations in September 1941, after recovering from his injuries.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Individually numbered certificate
Box with Hurricane 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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14