Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
100 Years of the RAF
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 – V6799 / SD-X, Pilot Officer Kenneth W. Mackenzie, RAF No. 501 Squadron, RAF Kenley, October 1940, Battle of Britain
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
On October 7, 1940, Pilot Officer Ken Mackenzie was chasing a damaged Messerschmitt Bf 109 over the south coast of England. Having used up all of his ammunition, he was determined not to let the fighter limp back to France, only to threaten his RAF comrades another day. Maneuvering his Hurricane close to the low flying Bf 109, he used his wing tip to sever the port stabilizer of the Messerschmitt, sending it spinning into the sea and taking the outer section of his own wing with it. He was then set upon by two more 109s and, sustaining damage to his Hurricane, managed to avoid cliffs near Folkestone and belly land his fighter in the first field he saw. The 24 year old Mackenzie quickly returned to action and claimed at least seven enemy aircraft destroyed during the Battle of Britain.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.
This model of a Hurricane Mk.I features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14