Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - R4118, Wing Commander Bob Foster, RAF No. 605 Squadron, RAF Croydon, England, 1940, Battle of Britain
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 1500 Models Worldwide
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, R4118, was delivered new to No. 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron on August 17, 1940. Bob Foster was posted to No. 605 Squadron during the Battle of Britain and it was in this aircraft that he damaged two Ju 88s and shared in the shooting down of another. He finished the war with seven confirmed aerial victories and three probables. Hurricane R4118 flew a total of forty-nine sorties during the Battle of Britain, with five enemy aircraft destroyed, before it was shot down and damaged in October 1940.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
In December 1943, R4118 was sent to India as a training aircraft, but it stayed crated until 1947 when it was struck off charge. It was then donated to a university for engineering instruction and remained there gradually decaying until, in 2001, it returned to the U.K. and was restored to full flying condition. As the only Hawker Hurricane from the Battle of Britain still flying it is regarded as the most historic World War II British aircraft to survive in flying condition.
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