Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I – K9789, Sqn. Leader Henry Cozens, RAF No. 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford, England, August 1938
1:72 Scale. Length: 5”, Wingspan: 6.25”
Limited Edition of 1500 Models Worldwide
RAF No. 19 Squadron was the first to receive the Spitfire, which replaced their Gloster Gauntlet biplanes. K9789 was the first production Spitfire Mk.I and was flown by Squadron Leader Henry Cozens on August 11, 1938. At this time there were no training units or flight manuals. Pilots were provided with only basic instructions before making their first flights. Orders were received to use K9789 for intensive trials and over 400 hours were flown by the squadron pilots in a very short time period. Various propeller types were tried and it was found that the constant speed propeller worked the best. As a result, all operational Spitfires were fitted with them before the start of the war. A bulged canopy was also recommended and adopted on future aircraft along with other suggestions. K9789 survived the war but was scrapped in 1945.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with Spitfire artwork
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