Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Demon – G-BTVE, K8203 (RAF No. 64 Squadron colors), based at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Airfield, Bedfordshire, England, 2013
1:72 Scale. Length: 4.9”. Wingspan: 6.2"
On June 23, 2009, Hawker Demon G-BTVE took to the air after an 18 year restoration. Painted in the colors of RAF No. 64 Squadron, with serial number K8203, It is the sole remaining flying example of this important interwar aircraft. One of a batch of 37 built by Boulton Paul Aircraft in Wolverhampton, K8203 was originally assigned to 64 Squadron at RAF Church Fenton before being transferred to No. 9 Maintenance Unit at RAF Cosford and then on to No. 9 Air Observers School (later renamed No. 9 Bombing & Gunnery School) at RAF Penrhos.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Detailed wing rigging
Numbered collector card
Demon K8203 was struck off charge in September of 1940, but continued to serve as a ground training aid. The aircraft was retired properly in 1943. Acquired first by Guy Black then Demon Displays, this aircraft was restored by Skysport Engineering and is now based at Old Warden Airfield, where the Shuttleworth Collection is located, in Bedfordshire, England.
The Hawker Demon was a fighter variant of the Hawker Hart light bomber. It was equipped with a single .303 cal. Lewis machine gun in the rear and two .303 cal. Vickers machine guns in the front, one on each side of the nose. 232 Demons were built for the Royal Air Force, serving until just after the start of World War II. The Demon was also sold to the Royal Australian Air Force.
Entering service with the RAF in 1930, the Hawker Hart was possibly the most versatile aircraft of the 'Inter war' period. Designed by Sydney Camm as a two-seat daylight bomber, it spawned several variants including a fighter, seaplane, reconnaissance aircraft, and trainer. The Hart day bomber had a single 525 hp (390 kW) Rolls-Royce Kestrel IB V12 engine; a maximum speed of 185 mph (298 km/h) and a range of 430 miles (692 km).
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 Biplane and Triplane Aircraft
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