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36501 Corgi   Typhoon Mk I - 461 Sqn RAF, Middle East 1943 £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA36501: Hawker Typhoon Mk I of 461 Sqn RAF, Idku, Egypt, 1943. Limited Edition of 4880 Pieces. Boxlid has a minor mark but nothing that detracts.

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 7 inches

Towards the end of May 1943, three Hawker Typhoons were sent for operational flight trials in the Middle East. 219 Group RAF, which was responsible for finding a lodger unit for these service trials, finally decided upon 451 Sq. RAAF. The Typhoon would have been an exciting successor to the Hawker Hurricane IIc then operated by the squadron. 451 Sq. at LG.106 near Idku in Egypt under command of Sq. Ldr. J. Paine, having been recently withdrawn from frontline operations, would provide personnel for the tests.

Hawker Typhoon Mk I
Designed by Sydney Camm for the British Air Ministry, the Typhoon was first flown on February 24th, 1940. The large under-fuselage chin radiator gave the Typhoon a menacing look, and was its most notable identifying physical feature. Powered by a Napier Sabre 24 cylinder engine-which gave it a top speed in excess of 400 mph-and fitted with air-to-ground rockets and two underwing bombs, it made an exceptional fighter-bomber hybrid. The Typhoon could engage ground targets and still hold its own against German bombers and fighters. It proved especially adept at engaging marauding Fw-190 on the British coast.
 
 
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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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