Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I – P9931, No. 212 Squadron, RAF, Seclin, France, Spring 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 1910 Models Worldwide
RAF No. 212 Squadron was formed on August 20, 1918, based at the seaplane station at Great Yarmouth. It carried out antisubmarine patrols for the rest of the war and disbanded in February 1920. On February 10, 1940, No. 212 squadron re-formed at Heston to carry out photographic reconnaissance missions in France, working closely with the Photographic Development Unit. It was intended to have three detachments each of three Spitfires, but in the absence of sufficient camera-equipped Spitfires, No. 212 was equipped with Blenheims. After flying some operational missions, the detachment in France was forced to evacuate and the squadron was absorbed by the Photographic Development Unit on June 18, 1940. It was redesignated the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit in July.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable engine cover
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
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.
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 years