Corgi Aviation Archive AN31919 Supermarine Spitfire Mk I RAF No.74 Sqn, Adolf "Sailor" Malan, Corgi 50th Anniversary Edition. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan, 5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
Limited Edition 2006 Pieces Worldwide.
Celebrating 50 years of diecast model production, Corgi produced 2006 pieces of this limited edition model. This model includes a presentation display plinth, hand-painted resin pilot figure and replica pilot's notes for the aircraft. This model features permanently extended landing gear and the pilot's seat is empty. This model does not come with a display stand and is intended for "ground display" only.
On the morning of July 10th 1940, a convoy codenamed "Bread" was detected by a reconnaissance Dornier Do17P of 4(F)121 when rounding the North Foreland in Kent. Six Spitfires of No.74 Sqn (Hornchurch) intercepted but were outnumbered by more than 20 Bf 109s of I/JG 51. Despite this, they forced the Dornier to crash land, while only taking damage to two of the Spitfires. K9953/ZP-A was flown by Flight Lt. Adolf "Sailor" Malan of the No.74 Sqn during this action. It went to No.7 OTU after the Battle of Britain before being passed to No.57 OTU where it was wrecked in a collision in 1943.
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