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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fighter Aircraft "Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed No.87 Sqn Colerne" (1941) British Royal Air Force "The Aviation Archive" Series 1/72 Diecast Model by Corgi Corgi
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fighter Aircraft "Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed No.87 Sqn Colerne" (1941) British Royal Air Force "The Aviation Archive" Series 1/72 Diecast Model by Corgi Corgi
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fighter Aircraft "Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed No.87 Sqn Colerne" (1941) British Royal Air Force "The Aviation Archive" Series 1/72 Diecast Model by Corgi Corgi
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fighter Aircraft "Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed No.87 Sqn Colerne" (1941) British Royal Air Force "The Aviation Archive" Series 1/72 Diecast Model by Corgi

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fighter Aircraft "Sqn Ldr. Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed, No.87 Sqn, Colerne" (1941) British Royal Air Force "The Aviation Archive" Series die cast model by Corgi.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 5.25, Wingspan- 6.75 inches.
  • 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.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
    Squadron Leader Ian Richard 'Widge' Gleed, a distinguished Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot, commanded a Hurricane Mk.I during World War II. While the Hurricane is often celebrated for its role in the Battle of Britain, Gleed's aircraft took on a specialized and crucial role as a nightfighter. Modified for night operations, this Hurricane variant was equipped with radar and other enhancements to intercept and engage enemy bombers under the cover of darkness.
    Gleed's Hurricane became an integral part of the RAF's night defense strategy, engaging German bombers during the Blitz and beyond. The nightfighters played a vital role in protecting British cities and infrastructure from nighttime bombing raids. Gleed's leadership and the adaptability of the Hurricane Mk.I showcased the aircraft's versatility in various roles throughout the war.
    Introducing this 1:72 scale model - a tribute to the iconic aircraft that served on the front lines, defending against enemy bombers during the challenging nighttime conditions of World War II. This meticulously detailed replica captures the essence of Gleed's specialized Hurricane variant, allowing collectors and aviation enthusiasts to appreciate the historical significance of this nightfighter. Own a piece of wartime history and showcase the bravery and adaptability of the Hurricane in the hands of skilled pilots like Squadron Leader Gleed.

 


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