BBMF 3 Plane Set – Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
BBMF 3 Plane Set – Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane. Ltd Edn
3 in stock
3 in stock
Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA32602: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 3 piece set. Limited edition of 5,000 pieces.
Corgi really have excelled themselves with this stunning 1/72 scale 3 piece set, consisting of 1/72 scale Lancaster EE176 “Mickey the Moocher”, Spitfire 11A P3750 and Hurricane LF363 in the markings of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight until around 2008. Highly sought after, these limited edition models are now very hard to find and must be seen to be appreciated. The only way you can get them in these markings.
Lancaster Length 11.75 inches Wingspan 17 inches
Spitfire Length 5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
Hurricane Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box has the usual scuffs and creases associated with something of this size and age.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a living memorial to the aircrews of World War II, providing inspiring air displays at events across the UK. By joining the RAF Memorial Flight Club, you are supporting the incredible work the BBMF does.
The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) maintains five different types of historic aircraft:
- 6 Spitfires
- 2 Hurricanes
- 1 Lancaster
- 1 Dakota
- 2 Chipmunks
The aircraft can be seen flying at events commemorating the Second World War, at high-profile British state events such as Trooping the Colour and the Queen’s birthday, along with regular appearances at UK airshows. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a source of national pride. HM Queen Elizabeth II provided the following tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBMF in 2007:
“There are few sights or sounds able to evoke more powerful thoughts and emotions than that of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flying overhead. To some it commemorates loved ones and relatives who fought and died in the air during the Second World War; to others it is an example of this nation’s resilience and indomitable spirit in the face of adversity; for yet others it represents a tangible link between the modern RAF and its illustrious forefathers, and it continues to inspire in many young people a desire to serve this country in the air”.
Lancaster: Designed to meet a specification for a new generation of “worldwide use” medium bombers, the Avro Lancaster was first flown on January 8, 1941. The design of the Lancaster evolved from an unsuccessful two-engine aircraft called the Manchester. The heavier Lancaster had four engines and an extensive bomb bay, with later versions capable of carrying 22,000 lb bombs. Used primarily as a night bomber, the Lancaster was a versatile aircraft that became most famous for its role in the 1943 “Dam Buster” raids on Germany’s Ruhr Valley dams. Between 1942 and 1945, Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties, dropping 608,612 tons of bombs on enemy targets.
Spitfire: The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire continued to be used as a front line fighter and in secondary roles into the 1950s. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and was the only British fighter in production throughout the war.
Hurricane: The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF’s air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.