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    Corgi Typhoon Mk I RAF No.247 Sqn, MP126

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      Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA36509
      Hawker Typhoon Mk I Diecast Model
      RAF No.247 (China-British) Sqn, MP126, Gerald Stapleton, RAF Eindhoven, Holland, December 1944


      The Hawker Typhoon was something of a low-level airborne battering ram and was to take a withering toll of German armour in the last months of WWII. This particular aircraft was flown by former Battle of Britain ‘Ace’ Sqn. Ldr. Basil Gerald ‘Stapme’ Stapleton and featured some distinctive fuselage artwork. It depicted a burning eagle of the Reich, with a Typhoon rocket sticking in it - a unique emblem. Unfortunately, the aircraft made a forced landing in enemy territory in December 1944, following a flak strike.
      Introduced into service in 1941, the Hawker Typhoon was designed to be the RAF's new ultimate interceptor fighter. Superseding the Hawker Hurricane it was hoped that the Typhoon, together with the Spitfire, would be a powerful and effective opponent of the Luftwaffe. However, it was not to be. Initially plagued by mechanical woes from the engine and suffering from a deficit in performance at high altitude, the Typhoon instead found fame as a low level attack aircraft, a role to which it was well-suited with its powerful engine allowing it to carry a load of up to two 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs – giving the aircraft the nickname “the Bombphoon”.
      Product Code: AA36509
      Brand: CORGI
      Aircraft Type: Typhoon
      Aircraft Name: Typhoon Mk 1
      Genre: MILITARY
      Airline: RAF
      Registration: MP126
      Scale: 1:72 Scale
      Length: 8.75"
      Width: 6"
      Country: UNITED KINGDOM

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