Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I - N31383 / KL-B, “Kiwi”, Pilot Officer Alan C. Deere, No. 54 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, May 1940
1:32 Scale. Length: 11.25". Wingspan: 14"
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Pilot Officer Alan Deere used this Spitfire to shoot down a Bf 109 on May 24 1940 and a Bf 110 on May 25th during action supporting the Dunkirk evacuation in France, where he was credited with seven victories (plus 1 shared, 1 unconfirmed, and 1 damaged) in just five days. On July 9 1940 this Spitfire was shot down by elements of II./JG 51 over the English Channel and its pilot RAF Pilot Officer A. Evershed was killed. No. 54 Squadron lost two other Spitfires in this action with a second pilot being killed and Alan Deere suffering minor burns upon being forced to land P9398 near Manston, Kent.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable engine cover with a detailed engine
Manually rotating propeller
Removable gun covers with machine guns and ammunition
Movable wing flaps, rudder and ailerons
Fully retractable landing gear
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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This model of a Spitfire Mk.I by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi 1:32 Military Aircraft Models
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