Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk XIX - PM631, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), RAF Coningsby, England, 2009
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 3000 Models Worldwide
Built in November 1945 as a high altitude photo reconnaissance aircraft with a Griffon 66 engine and pressurized cockpit, PM631 was too late to see service during World War II. It was delivered to the RAF in 1946 and assigned to No. 203 Advanced Flying School in May 1949. Modified for meteorological work, PM631 flew with the Temperature and Humidity Monitoring (THUM) Flight based at Hooton Park and Woodvale.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
On July 11, 1957, in formation with Spitfires PS853 and PS915, the aircraft was flown to Biggin Hill to form the Historic Aircraft Flight, which later developed into the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). PM631 is BBMF's longest serving aircraft, with 2008 having been her 51st year of continuous service. PM631 is painted as an early PR.XIX of 541 Squadron which performed high altitude reconnaissance missions over the European theatre from early 1944 to the end of the war. Appropriately the 541 Squadron motto was “Alone Above All”. Spitfire PR.XIXs were unarmed but could fly at 370mph at 40,000 feet (with pressurized cockpits) and had a range of 1500 miles, demonstrating the incredible development potential of the original Spitfire design.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during World War II and into the 1950s as a front line fighter and in secondary roles. The Spitfire was first flown on March 5, 1936 and entered service with the RAF on August 4 1938. It served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter bomber, carrier-based fighter, and trainer. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the war. When production ended in February 1948, a total of 20,351 Spitfires of all variants had been built.
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