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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/32 scale AA33902: Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 19 Sqn, Brian Lane, RAF Fowlmere, England, Battle of Britain, 1940. Limited Edition of
Length 11.25 inches Wingspan 14 inches
Sqn. Ldr. Brian Lane was the Officer Commanding No.19 Squadron, based at Fowlmere in September 1940 and was flying this aircraft when he shot down a Messerschmitt Bf.110 of Stab.ll./ZG 2 near North Weald on 7th September. Two days later, the same aircraft shot down another Bf.110, whilst being flown by Fit. Lt. Peter Lawson. On September 11 th it also shot down a Heinkel He 111. After a brief period with No.152 Sqn., the Spitfire went to No. 58 OTU in 1941, and continued to perform second-line tasks until it was written-off in May 1944 whilst serving with No. 57 OTU. The aircraft wore a non-standard yellow prop spinner – reputedly painted during its brief OTU service.
In partnership with The History Channel, Corgi’s Aviation Archive “Legends” series bridges the price gap between the small scale Showcase Collection and the existing Aviation Archive collection. Featuring the same great attention to detail as the existing Aviation Archive range, aircraft in the Legends series feature permanently fixed extended landing gear.
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 Forces major actions.