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39701 Corgi   Hurricane II - 1 Sqn RAF Night Reaper, Kuttelwascher (2,001) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA39701 is this 1/72 scale Diecast Model ofHawker Hurricane Mk II "Night Reaper" of No.1 Sqn RAF, as flown by Karel Kuttelwascher based at RAF Tangmere, England in April 1942. Limited edition of only 2,001 pieces.

Karel ‘Kut’ Kuttelwascher served with the Czechoslovak Air Force until his country was invaded by Germany. He saw combat with the Armee de L’Air (most likely scoring two kills and one possible) in the Battle of France. He also saw action during the Battle of Britain though it was not until 1941 that he increased his score overall to five confirmed and two probable. On the 17th February 1942 ‘Kut’ was promoted to F/Lt. Based at Tangmere, No.1 Sqn commenced night intruder operations from the 1st April 1942 to the 2nd July 1942, during which time they undertook 180 missions, shot down 22 enemy aircraft, and damaged another thirteen. They also destroyed sixty-seven trains, five boats and one vehicle. The highest scoring pilot was F/Lt Kuttelwascher. In only fifteen missions, he gained fifteen confirmed kills, and five damaged airplanes. His aircraft was a Hurricane Mk.IIc, BE581, which he named ‘Night Reaper’ and decorated it with a Scythe.

Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.

 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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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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