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RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. I Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, No. 80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941 (1:72 Scale)
RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. I Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, No. 80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941

Corgi RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. I Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, No. 80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941




 
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Corgi AA27604 RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1 Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, No. 80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941 (1:72 Scale) "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, commenting on the British airmen in the Battle of Britain

The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane to join the Royal Air Force as a fighter aircraft, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 300-mph in level flight. Often compared with the sleek-looking Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane, in actuality, shouldered the brunt of the fighting during the "Battle of Britain", equipping more than three-fifths of the RAF's Fighter Command squadrons. When it lost its edge as a dogfighter in 1941, the Hurricane took on a number of other roles, including ground attack missions and maritime combat air patrols.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. I fighter that was Pilot Officer William Vale, who was attached to RAF No. 80 Squadron, then deployed to Maleme, Crete, during 1941. Now in stock!


Dimensions:
Wingspan: 6-inches
Length: 5-inches

Release Date: December 2018

Historical Account: "Bracing the Dam" - As strong German forces moved to secure their southern flank and rectify a failed Italian attempt to invade Greece, Allied forces found themselves in a steady retreat towards Crete. Extensive air operations saw large numbers of RAF aircraft engaged in fighting with both German and Italian air force units and despite initial successes, the came under increasing pressure.

Perhaps the most successful Hawker Hurricane Mk.I fighter of this difficult period was V7795, usually flown by Pilot Officer William Vale, of No.80 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Still displaying its standard RAF day fighter camouflage scheme, this unusual aircraft also included some additional field applied camouflage modifications to the leading edge and engine cowling, which were applied to just a small number of Hurricanes. Vale claimed eight enemy aircraft destroyed whilst flying this aircraft, during April and May 1941.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Spinning propeller
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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