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AA31925 Corgi   Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX - 411 (Grizzly Bear) Sqn RAF, Dic £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA31925: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX RR201 of 411 (Grizzly Bear) Sqn RAF, Dick Audet, RAF Heesch, Holland, 1944. With set of pilots notes for the Spitfire Mk IX. Limited Edition of 3,220 models.

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches

French Canadian ace "Dick" Audet was serving with No. 411 "Grizzly Bear" Sq. when he opened his account in spectacular fashion on December 29, 1944, by downing five aircraft in quick succession. In the month that followed, he gained several other victories before being killed on March 3, 1945, when his aircraft was hit by flak during a strafing mission. His score stood at ten claims at this time.

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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