Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIVe (clipped wing) - RN135, James 'Ginger' Lacey, RAF No. 17 Squadron, RAF Seletar, Singapore, 1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 6.1"
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
Squadron leader James Harry Lacey was one of the RAF's leading fighter pilots of the Second World War with 28 aircraft destroyed, 4 probables and 9 damaged. 'Ginger' Lacey experienced his first aerial combat with No. 501 Squadron in France during May 1940 and was awarded the 'Croix de Guerre' for his 5 victories. In June 1940, 501 Squadron were in the thick of the Battle of Britain with Lacey becoming one of the highest scoring RAF pilots with 18 victories. He was awarded the DFM on August 23, 1940 and on November 26, 1940 Lacey received a Bar to the DFM for his continuous and outstanding courage and bravery.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Following various postings during 1941-42, Lacey was posted to 20 Squadron based at Kaylan India in March 1943 before joining 1572 Gunnery Flight in July. Lacey remained in India, taking command of 155 Squadron in November 1944, and 17 Squadron later that month. RN135/TB-A is the 'clipped wing' version of the Spitfire Mk.XIV flown by Lacey while Commanding Officer of No. 17 Squadron, based at Seletar, Singapore in late 1945.
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