Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc – MA408CG, WG CDR Colin Falkland Gray, RAF, Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily), July 1943
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 6.1"
Limited Edition of 1025 Models Worldwide
Colin Gray took command of RAF No. 81 Squadron in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations at the end of 1942. During his time serving in the Mediterranean, Gray operated from airfields in North Africa, Malta and Sicily in support of the Allied war effort. By the time he returned back to Britain, having accepted a staff position with No. 9 Group, he had been credited with 27.5 aerial victories, a figure which made him the top scoring New Zealand air ace of World War II.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Gray flew this Spitifre during Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily, but was just one of several Spitfires in which he flew and scored victories during his time in the Mediterranean. He and his fellow MTO pilots effectively cleared the skies of Axis aircraft and helped pave the way for eventual Allied victory, both in this Theatre of Operations and further afield. Colin Falkland Gray would retire from the RAF in early 1961, before returning to his native New Zealand.
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 on August 4 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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years