Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – 52 Sqn, Paddy Finucane, RAF Kirton-on-Lindsay, England, September 1941
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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA31909: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V AB852 of 52 Sqn, Paddy Finucane, RAF Kirton-on-Lindsay, England, September 1941
Length 5 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
At age 19, Flight Lieutenant Brendan “Paddy” Finucane became operational with No.65 Spitfire Squadron. In the Battle of Britain he destroyed his first Bf109 on August 12, 1940. He was to become one of the top scoring aces with 32 kills. Paddy was named Wing Commander before he made the ultimate sacrifice on July 15, 1942, when anti-aircraft fire sent his Spitfire into the sea.
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 Force’s major actions.