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Spitfire Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 92 Squadron - Corgi AA39207


Spitfire Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 92 Squadron - Corgi AA39207 - click to enlarge
Spitfire Mk.I Model, RAF, No. 92 Squadron - Corgi AA39207 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA39207
$39.95
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Description

Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I - P9374, P/O Peter Cazenove, RAF 92 Squadron (Restored by the Aircraft Restoration Company in Duxford, England)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.  Wingspan: 6.2



Limited Edition


Spitfire P9374 was delivered to No. 92 Squadron on March 6, 1940. It was quickly moved, along with the rest of the squadron, to Croydon, just south of London, to cover the Allied evacuation of Dunkirk. It was on one such mission on May 24, 1940 that P9374 was lost.

P/O Peter Cazenove was flying the aircraft when it was attacked by future ace Werner Hoffman flying a Messerschmitt Bf 110. Cazenove made a wheels up landing on a Calais beach and was quickly captured. The Spitfire remained on the beach covered by sand until it was exposed after a storm in late 1980. It looked more or less complete, with the engine and fuselage visible.

The wreck of P9374 was recovered towards the end of 1980, ending up with Aircraft Restoration Company in Duxford, England who completed the restoration and enabled the aircraft to take to the air on September 1, 2011, the first time it was flown since May 24, 1940.

Sadly Peter Cazenove, also a veteran of the 'Great Escape', passed away days before he could be informed of the successful return to flight of his beloved Spitfire.

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.I by Corgi features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card



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


    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14


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