Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB - DN323, No. 451 Squadron, RAF, Idku, Egypt, August 1943
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.3". Wingspan: 7"
Towards the end of May 1943, three Hawker Typhoons were sent for operational flight trials in the Middle East. No. 219 Group, RAF, which was responsible for finding a lodger unit for these service trials, finally decided upon 451 Sq. RAAF. The Typhoon would have been an exciting successor to the Hawker Hurricane IIc then operated by the squadron. 451 Sq. at LG.106, near Idku, under command of Squadron Ldr. J. Paine, having been recently withdrawn from frontline operations, would provide personnel for the tests. At this time, 451 Sqn was flying Hurricane IIcs along with a small flight of three “Marker” Spitfire Mk.Vs on loan from 103MU. The latter were to be used to intercept high flying enemy aircraft that were, at that time, performing reconnaissance missions over Alexandria, Egypt. Thus an additional type would have presented some difficulties with two different types already operated.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector certificate
The Typhoon was a British single-seat fighter-bomber produced by Hawker Aircraft. Introduced in 1941, as the intended replacement for the Hawker Hurricane as an interceptor, the Typhoon eventually evolved into one of the most successful ground-attack aircraft of World War II
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