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39210 Corgi   Spitfire MkI - Johnstone, 602 Sqn, Battle of Britain (1500) £ 0.00
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  AA39210: Spitfire MkI, LO-Q, L1004 Squadron Leader A Johnstone, 602 Squadron, DFC Tangmere, August 1940. Limited edition of only 1,500 pieces. This is a personal favourite of mine as it is a beautifully accurate representation of a typical Spitfire Mk1 in the thick of the Battle of Britain fighting over the summer of 1940. The colour scheme is the best I have seen so far and great credit to Corgi for getting it spot on. If you only want one Spitfire Mk1 in your collection then this is the one to get.

The now legendary Supermarine Spitfire needs no introduction. It is quite simply one of the most iconic aircraft in the world. L1004 was flown by Squadron Leader Alexander ‘Sandy’ Johnstone, CO of No. 602 Squadron. During the early parts of the War, the Squadron performed defensive duties in Scotland, however, in August 1940 the Squadron moved south to join the Battle of Britain in the skies over Southern England. They went on to have a truly remarkable record during the battle – scoring the second highest toll of enemy aircraft! Their performance is aptly summed up in a message from HQ11 Group.

“Group Commander sends warmest congratulations to 602 Squadron on their magnificent combat at midday when they destroyed eight fighters and shot down two others without loss of pilots or aircraft creating a record for months past.”
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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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