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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA36503: Hawker Typhoon Mk I of 245 Sqn RAF based in Germany in 1945. Limited Edition of 2360 Pieces.
Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 7 inches
On October 30th 1939 No 245 reformed at Leconfield with Blenheims as a fighter squadron, but in January 1940 received a few Battles for training purposes pending the arrival of Hurricanes in March. In May, the squadron’s aircraft moved to Hawkinge to help cover the evacuation from Dunkirk and in July went to Northern Ireland for air defense and convoy patrols. It was transferred to Southern England in September 1941, and began flying offensive sweeps over France in addition to defensive tasks. Conversion to typhoons took place in January 1943, and the squadron joined second TAF in June onits formation to prepare the way for the invasion of France, No.245 joined with other Squadrons to attack enemy communications and in April 1944 began using rockets as its main weapon. By the end of June it was installed in Normandy attacking enemy tanks and vehicles in support of the Army, arriving in the Netherlands at the beginning of October to fly sweeps over Germany. On 21st March 1945, it occupied its first German base and continued its armed reconnaissance until the end of and after the war. On 10th August 1945, the squadron was disbanded.
Hawker Typhoon Mk I
Designed by Sydney Camm for the British Air Ministry, the Typhoon was first flown on February 24th, 1940. The large under-fuselage chin radiator gave the Typhoon a menacing look, and was its most notable identifying physical feature. Powered by a Napier Sabre 24 cylinder engine-which gave it a top speed in excess of 400 mph-and fitted with air-to-ground rockets and two underwing bombs, it made an exceptional fighter-bomber hybrid. The Typhoon could engage ground targets and still hold its own against German bombers and fighters. It proved especially adept at engaging marauding Fw-190 on the British coast.