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Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Aircraft "PH185 778 Squadron Fleet Air Arm" Royal Air Force "Oxford Aviation" Series 1/72 Diecast Model Airplane by Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast

Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Aircraft "PH185 778 Squadron Fleet Air Arm" Royal Air Force "Oxford Aviation" Series 1/72 Diecast Model Airplane by Oxford Diecast

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast airplane model of Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Aircraft "PH185, 778 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm" Royal Air Force "Oxford Aviation" Series die cast model by Oxford Diecast.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Comes with a display stand.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
  • Dimensions approximately Length-5.75, Wingspan-8.75.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford T.I, bearing the markings of PH185 and serving with No. 778 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Ford, holds a storied history dating back to World War II. This twin-engine aircraft played a crucial role in training the aviators who would go on to defend Britain and its allies during the conflict.
  • During World War II, the Oxford T.I. served as a versatile training aircraft. Its primary mission was to train navigators, air gunners, and bomb aimers for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm. Aspiring aircrew received comprehensive instruction on navigation, aerial gunnery, and bombing techniques aboard this reliable and adaptable platform. This training was vital to prepare aircrews for the challenges they would face in operational combat aircraft.
  • The Oxford T.I. also played a significant role in preparing aircrew for the Battle of the Atlantic, a critical and protracted campaign against German U-boats. The Fleet Air Arm utilized these aircraft to train aircrews in anti-submarine warfare techniques, including aerial depth charge attacks and maritime patrol tactics. The skills honed in these aircraft were crucial in protecting vital shipping lanes and maintaining Britain's maritime supply lines.
  • Now, you can own this meticulously crafted 1:72 scale model, paying homage to its vital role in World War II training efforts. It is a testament to the bravery and dedication of the aircrews who trained on these aircraft, contributing to the ultimate victory over Axis forces. Display this piece of aviation history with pride and honor the legacy of those who served.