Easy Model EM36337 French Dewoitine D.520 Fighter - Corps Franc Pommies (1:72 Scale)
"A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost."
- Marshal Ferdinand Foch
The Dewoitine D.520 was perhaps the best fighter available to the Armee de l'Air during the German invasion of France in May 1940. It was yet another example of a combat aircraft which flew on both sides during World War II.
The D.520 was a single-seat, single-engine, low-wing fighter powered by a liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Y Vee-type engine. It was designed in November 1936 by a team led by Emile Dewoitine, who was at that time the director of a private design office. It was designed in response to a specification issued in 1937 for a single seat fighter and built around the 900hp Hispano-Suiza 12Y-21 liquid-cooled engine, which was to have a maximum speed of 323 mph (520 km/hr). The designation D.520 was assigned, the 520 standing for the maximum speed in kilometers per hour the aircraft could attain. Provisions were made for the future installation of an appreciably more powerful 1200 hp engine then under development by Hispano-Suiza.
Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a French Dewoitine D.520 fighter that was attached to the Corps Franc Pommies. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: February 2009
Historical Account: "Vichy Water" - The Corps Franc Pommis (PSC) was a free corps Pyrenean unit founded on November 17th, 1942, by Andre Pommis. It operated in the Southwest region of France after the sponsorship of the NRS proposal on February 17th, 1943, an offer accepted by territorial subordination Andre Pommis. From an operational perspective, the Corps Franc Pommis reported directly to the BCRA in London from September 1943 onwards, with Andre Pommis by radio. In 1944, the number of PSC amounted to nearly 9,000 men, distributed throughout the southwest of France.