(Corgi 50th anniversary edition)
Limited Edition 2,006 pieces!
(FIRST SKIRMISH OF BATTLE OF BRITAIN)
The Aviation Archive was was launched in 1998 but for Corgi's 50th the company has decided to commemorate the range with four re-modelled releases, each depicted as it would have appeared on a WWII airfield, being mounted on a very nice display plinth and with a figure of the pilot standing nearby. A reproduction set of? pilot notes that the aitrcraft would have carried is also included.
Flt. Lt. Adof 'Sailor' Malan's Spitfire Mk. 1 was ZP-A of No. 74 Squadron.
Limited to 2006 Worldwide
A RAF fighter ace credited with the destruction of 32 enemy aircraft, South African born Adolf Gysbert Malan joined the merchant navy in 1925 at the age of 15, hence his nickname gained on joining the RAF in 1935. Most signifcantly Sailor Malan developed the 10 basic rules for fighter combat, still taught to new RAF fighter pilots.