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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US33906
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II Diecast Model
RAF No.19 Sqn, George Unwin, RAF Duxford, England, Battle of Britain, 1940, w/3 Figures

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1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II   11.25"   14"

George "Grumpy" Unwin flew the Mk IA over Dunkirk. He was excited to receive the new MK IB armed with cannons. This was before he realized the new B models were temperamental and the guns often jammed. In September of 1940, No. 19 Squadron exchanged their B models for older A models. Grumpy's new machine, P9546 QV-H, proved its worth during the Battle of Britain, with Grumpy downing three Bf 109s.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk II

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's 1:32 scale Mk I and Mk II Spitfires are large scale models loaded with features. Moveable parts characterize this mold—the control surfaces, speed brakes, radiator vent and landing gear are all moveable with metal hinges. The canopy slides open, the side entry hatch folds down and the radio compartment hatch also opens. Fine details are hidden beneath these movable surfaces—the cockpit interior, pilot figure and radio equipment are beautifully rendered, as are the machine guns located beneath removable covers on each wing. The three-piece engine cowling is also removable, and beneath it is a finely detailed V-12 Merlin engine.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane 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 library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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