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AA36508 Corgi   Hawker Typhoon Mk I - 439 Sqn RCAF, R. A. Johns, Normandy, F £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA36508: Hawker Typhoon Mk I of 439 Sqn RCAF, R. A. Johns, Normandy, France, July 1944. Limited Edition of 1,400 models.ldwide

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 7 inches

Following the success of the Hawker Hurricane as a fighter-bomber, it was logical that its successor the Typhoon should be considered for the same role and the first Typhoon fighter-bomber squadron was formed in late 1942. Armed with 500lb and, later, 1000lb bombs, these aircraft were quickly dubbed 'bomphoons' by the press. As part of 2nd TAF, the all-Canadian 143 Wing played a vital role throughout the Normandy invasion and were at the forefront of hazardous low-level dive-bombing operations with these aircraft. While the rocket-firing Typhoons attacked road convoys and troop concentrations, the 'bomphoons' were usually tasked with targets such as radar installations, strongpoints, road junctions and bridges. The model represents a typical aircraft of 439 Squadron, 143 Wing as it would have appeared during attacks on the Orne River bridges near Caen in July 1944.

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

(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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