Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB – MN625/MR-B, RAF No. 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron, RAF Holmsley South airfield, Hampshire, England, June 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.3". Wingspan: 7"
Limited Edition of 800 Models Worldwide
If the Douglas C-47 Skytrain is considered the most famous multi engine aircraft of D-Day aerial operations, then the single engine equivalent must be the fearsome Hawker Typhoon. Agile and heavily armed the Typhoon would see a lot of action during the summer of 1944 either attacking targets in the weeks prior to invasion, such as German radar sites, or providing invaluable close air support to ground units breaking out from the landing beachheads. With forward air controller installed with ground units throughout Normandy, RAF Typhoons were ready to respond to any request for aerial support, with aircraft not already engaged in missions holding off the coast of Northern France, ready to be called into action.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Hawker Typhoon artwork
These missions proved to be incredibly hazardous for Typhoon crews, not so much down to the attention of Luftwaffe fighters, but from the murderous anti-aircraft fire hurled in their direction from seemingly every German gun in the Normandy region. Indeed, in the weeks following the D-Day landings, more than 500 Hawker Typhoons had been lost, less than 10% of which were attributed to enemy fighter attack. Flying at high speed and at extremely low level, the opinion shared by Typhoon crews was that you had not experienced real combat flying until you spent time in a Typhoon squadron.
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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14