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Mule Packs PK0019
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European Air War 4-Piece Bundle

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V   5"   6.25"
Hawker Hurricane Mk I   5.25"   6.75"
Messerschmitt Bf 109G   5"   5.5"
Junkers Ju 87G Stuka   6.25"   7.5"

DA-DAWF09 De Agostini Spitfire Mk V Diecast Model, RAF No.234 (Madras Presidency) Sqn, Aksel

The Supermarine Spitfire is regarded by many as the most beautifully designed single-seat fighter to appear during WWII. The Spitfire went through numerous major and minor changes throughout its long production life. Early improvements resulted in the Mk.V series of Spitfires, which became the most widely produced versions of all Mk's. The main improvements were the furnishing of the three wing armament configurations, and the use of the more powerful Merlin-type 45 engine. The most numerous Mk.V was the "B" winged version, which had a mixed armament of two 7.7mm machine guns and one 20mm cannon in each wing.

DA-DAWF24 De Agostini Hurricane Mk I Diecast Model, RAF No.1 Sqn, Arthur Clowes, Battle of Britain

Arthur Clowes was born in Derbyshire and joined the RAF in 1929. By the time of the Battle of Britain, he was an experienced pilot who had downed at least eight German aircraft during action over France in 1940. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for his skill and bravery during this period.

Clowes served with No. 1 Squadron, based at RAF Tangmere, during the Battle of Britain. Like all the pilots in the squadron, Clowes flew several sorties each day during the summer. On 6 September, he led the squadron in a patrol when their commanding officer's engine would not start. They were attacked by a formation of German Messerschmitt Bf 109s, but Clowes took control and firmly led his squadron out of danger and safely back to base.

The following day, Clowes was back in action as the Luftwaffe launched a huge bombing raid on London. At around 5pm, 1 Squadron met a large formation of German bombers and fighter aircraft. A confused aerial combat ensued, in which Clowes managed to successfully pursue and shoot down a Messerschmitt BF 110 over the Kent coast. He was scrambled into action five times in total on 7 September.

That day, Clowes was flying his personal Hawker Hurricane, number P3395, which he had first received in August 1940. He painted a wasp emblem on the nose of the aircraft and, each time he shot down an enemy aircraft, he added a black stripe to the wasp. His final number of destroyed aircraft was at least twelve.

In 1943, Clowes lost his left eye in an accident in the officer's mess at RAF Uxbridge. No longer able to fly, he remained in the RAF as a staff officer. He died in 1949, aged 37, from liver cancer.

DA-DAWF03 De Agostini Bf 109G Diecast Model, Luftwaffe IV/JG 4, Franz Wienhusen, Finsterwalde

This German fighter was piloted by Hauptmann Franz Wienhusen during the defense of the Reich toward the end of World War II. Wienhusen scored a total of twelve aerial combat victories and was killed while piloting this plane in November 1944.

DA-DAWF73 De Agostini Ju 87G Stuka Diecast Model, Luftwaffe III/StG 2, Hans Rudel

This Ju 87G-1 Stuka was piloted by Hans Ulrich Rudel in autumn of 1944. Rudel was the most decorated German pilot of World War II. The Ju 87G was used extensively against Soviet Tanks on the Eastern Front but its lack of speed and maneuverability increasingly led to its use for night missions, leaving daylight missions to the Fw 190.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk V

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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Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe need for a single-seat fighter/interceptor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was first flown on May 28th, 1935. Its all-metal construction, closed canopy and retractable gear made the Bf 109 one of the first true modern fighters of WWII. This versatile aircraft served in many roles and was the most produced aircraft of the war and the backbone of the Luftwaffe, and was flown by Germany's top three aces, who claimed a total of 928 victories between them. Armed with two cannons and two machine guns, the Bf 109's design underwent constant revisions, which allowed it to remain competitive until the end of the war.

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Junkers Ju 87G Stuka

Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing-a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had twin 37mm cannons and a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.

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