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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV - RM740, No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron, RAF, Deanland, August 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 5". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 1,100 Models Worldwide
Having contributed to offensive operations in support of the D-Day landings on June 6 1944, the Spitfire Mk.XIVs of RAF No.322 Squadron were given a dangerous new task in the weeks which followed, intercepting the indiscriminate V1 ‘Doodlebug’ flying bombs which were hurled against Southern Britain from their launch sites in France. The Squadron proved extremely proficient in these ‘Anti-diver’ sorties, with no fewer than 108.5 Doodlebugs falling to the guns of the Griffon powered Spitfires, before the advancing Allied ground units could overrun the launch sites, thus taking these terrifying weapons out of range of their intended target areas. Released from their ‘Doodlebug’ duties, the Griffon Spitfires of No. 322 Squadron were sent to operate from recently liberated bases in Europe, as Allied air forces continued to take a heavy toll of German forces both on the ground and in the air.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
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.
This model of a Spitfire Mk.XIV features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14