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Typhoon Mk.IB Model, RAF, John Baldwin - Corgi AA36514

Typhoon Mk.IB Model, RAF, John Baldwin - Corgi AA36514 - click to enlarge
Typhoon Mk.IB Model, RAF, John Baldwin - Corgi AA36514 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA36514
Availability: Pre-Order


Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model

Hawker Typhoon IB – 'JBII', John Robert Baldwin, RAF, No. 146 Wing, 1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.3".  Wingspan: 7"

Pre-order for an expected arrival in late 2024 (October – December). The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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By the end of his first tour of duty in April 1944, pilot John Robert Baldwin had amassed at least 13 victories, having flown an incredible number of missions supporting pre-D-Day operations in his trusty Hawker Typhoon. He returned to operational flying after taking a short break, having been promoted to the position of Wing Commander RAF, No. 146 Wing, again flying Typhoons and again embarking on a grueling schedule of flight operations this time in support of the Allied ground advances through France and missions against V-1 Doodlebug sites.

Leading the entire Wing on at least sixteen occasions, John Baldwin’s logbook shows at least 110 sorties flown in support of these missions, with other official records suggesting that figure should be closer to 170 as this Wing Commander was determined to lead his men from the front during these dangerous missions. Baldwin’s reputation was such that he was assigned at least two Typhoons, each configured for different missions.

One was equipped with bombs, while the one referred to as ‘JBII’ sported the rocket projectiles RAF Typhoons became so famous for using. One wartime photo shows two of John Baldwin’s Typhoons parked next to each other, which is a fascinating record of this ace pilot’s wartime contribution. Baldwin would end the war as the highest-scoring Hawker Typhoon ‘Ace’, with 15 confirmed victories, 1 shared and 4 probables to his name.

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.

Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Typhoon Mk.IB features:

  • Detailed pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Armament/Weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Hawker Typhoon artwork

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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