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33907 Corgi   Spitfire Mk1 - Adolf Malan, Working Range 1/32 De Cert £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA33907 is this 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 74 Sqn, RAF as flown by ace pilot Adolf "Sailor" Malan, based at RAF Hornchurch. On the morning of July 10th 1940, a convoy codenamed "Bread" was detected by a reconnaissance Dornier Do17P of 4(F)121 when rounding the North Foreland in Kent. Six Spitfires of No.74 Sqn (Hornchurch) intercepted but were outnumbered by more than 20 Bf 109s of I/JG 51. Despite this, they forced the Dornier to crash land, while only taking damage to two of the Spitfires. K9953/ZP-A was flown by Flight Lt. Adolf "Sailor" Malan of the No.74 Sqn during this action. It went to No.7 OTU after the Battle of Britain before being passed to No.57 OTU where it was wrecked in a collision in 1943.

Celebrating an era of iconic aircraft in all their glorious detail, this is the world's first range of working diecast model aircraft. With working propellers, undercarriage and navigation lights all operated from a specially designed stand and accompanied by realistic engine sounds, this is as close to the real thing as you can get. PLEASE NOTE: Originally a Limited Edition of only 1600; this model has been de-certificated and a sticker placed on the box end to denote the fact.
Corgi's 1:32 scale Mk I and Mk II Spitfires are large scale models loaded with features. Moveable parts characterize this mold—the control surfaces, speed brakes, radiator vent and landing gear are all moveable with metal hinges. The canopy slides open, the side entry hatch folds down and the radio compartment hatch also opens. Fine details are hidden beneath these movable surfaces—the cockpit interior, pilot figure and radio equipment are beautifully rendered, as are the machine guns located beneath removable covers on each wing. The three-piece engine cowling is also removable, and beneath it is a finely detailed V-12 Merlin engine.

Length 11.25" Width 14"

Designed by R.J.Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Supermarine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin powerplant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory. The Spitfire had 40 major variants and was built in greater numbers than any other British aircraft of the time. It flew operationally on every front between 1939 and 1945 and was engaged in every one of the Royal Air Force's major actions.

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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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