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Halifax B.Mk III Model, RAF, 578 Squadron - Corgi AA37202

Halifax B.Mk III Model, RAF, 578 Squadron - Corgi AA37202 - click to enlarge
Halifax B.Mk III Model, RAF, 578 Squadron - Corgi AA37202 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA37202
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Handley Page Halifax B.Mk.III LK797/LK-E, Pilot Officer Cyril Joe Barton, RAF No. 578 Squadron, RAF Burn, England, March 30, 1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 12.  Wingspan: 17.25

Limited Edition of 2210 Models Worldwide

Cyril Joe Barton was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was 22 years old and a Pilot officer in No. 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during WWII. On March 30, 1944 in an attack on Nuremburg, Germany, 70 miles from the target Barton's Halifax bomber was badly damaged by enemy aircraft. A misinterpreted signal resulted in three of the crew bailing out and Barton was left with no navigator, bomber or wireless operator. He pressed on with the attack however, releasing the bombs himself. On the return journey as he crossed the English coast the fuel ran short and with only one engine working, he crashed trying to void the houses of the village of Ryhope, near underland, and was killed. His Victoria Cross medal is displayed at the royal Air Force Museum.

The Handley Page Halifax was a British four-engine heavy bomber used by the Royal Air Force and Allied nations during World War II. First flown from RAF Bicester on October 25, 1939, the Halifax entered service with No. 35 Squadron in November of 1940. In service with RAF Bomber Command, Halifaxes flew 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of bombs. In addition to bombing missions, the Halifax also served as a glider tug, electronic warfare aircraft for No. 100 Group and operations such as parachuting agents and arms into occupied Europe. The Halifax was also operated by RAF Coastal Command for anti-submarine warfare, reconnaissance, and meteorological roles. 6,178 Halifaxes were built with the last one delivered in April 1945.

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.

This model of a Halifax B.Mk III features:

  • Crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable gun turrets
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

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

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

    Shipping available only within the continental USA

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