Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB – MP147 'Sharkmouth', Flt. Lt. Harrison Taylor ‘Moose’ Moss (Canadian), RAF No. 245 Squadron, 1944-1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.3". Wingspan: 7"
Despite the fact that the deep chin radiator of the Hawker Typhoon fighter was particularly suited to the application of aggressive looking nose artwork, most RAF aircraft, particularly the Hawker Typhoons, rarely featured anything more than their standard squadron colors during WWII. One high profile exception to this rule was Typhoon IB MP147, an aircraft which featured a fearsome array of teeth behind its bright blue spinner, making it one of the most distinctive RAF aircraft in the European Theatre. Thought to be the only Hawker Typhoon to feature sharks teeth art on its radiator, MP417 ‘Sharky’ was issued to RAF No.245 Squadron in August 1944, while Allied units were engaged in the savage fighting around the Falaise Pocket and remained with the squadron until it disbanded on August 15th the following year.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Hawker Typhoon artwork
Logbook entries show that ‘Sharky’ was flown by successful Canadian pilot Lt. Harrison Taylor ‘Moose’ Mossip, who had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his successes operating the Typhoon with RAF No.1 Squadron. Known to possess a particularly aggressive flying style, Mossip was one of the pilots who helped to establish the reputation of the Typhoon in the ground attack role and it is thought that these sharkmouth markings were applied to this aircraft in recognition of this tenacious flying style. Significantly, this aircraft flew operationally during WWII while wearing these markings.
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
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