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AA39201 Corgi   Supermarine Spitfire Mk I - 41 Sqn RAF, Stanley Lock, Battle £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA39201: Supermarine Spitfire Mk I R6885 of 41 Sqn RAF, Stanley Lock, Catterick, Battle of Britain 1940. Limited Edition
of 1,500 models.

Length 5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches

In 1939, as the threat of war loomed, Eric Stanley Lock joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and learned to fly. When war was declared in September 1939, he was immediately called up to the RAF. After further training he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer, posted to 41 Sqn at Catterick flying Spitfires and chalked up his first kill, a Bf110 on 15th August 1940. On 3rd September the squadron was posted to RAF Hornchurch in Essex. Two days later he achieved his first two kills and within a week he had claimed eight kills, an achievement that earned him his first DFC. Despite being injured several times during the Battle of Britain he went on to achieve 16.5 kills making him the highest scoring British born pilot of the conflict. Returning to action after a long period in hospital, on 3rd August 1941 'Lockie' was shot down over Northern France, his body and aircraft were never found. In just one year this skilful and brave fighter pilot had become a household name, claimed 26.5 kills, won a DSO and DFC twice. He died before his 22nd birthday.

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

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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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