IRELAND'S LEADING MODEL AND HOBBY SHOPS
hornby136 Oliver Plunket St, Cork City14 Hawkins St, Dublin 2tamiyarev
AirfixUnit 7 Block G, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoolebach
About UsCONTACT /OPENING HOURSTERMS & CONDITIONSDELIVERY CHARGESRepairs/ServiceLatest Arrivals
Search:  


Register with us to receive the latest product news from Mark's Models

CORGI HAWKER HURRICANE MK CRETE '41

 Home » Diecast Vehicles » CORGI » Avaition Archive

CORGI HAWKER HURRICANE MK CRETE \'41


CORGI HAWKER HURRICANE MK CRETE '41

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, V7795 Plt. Off W Vale, RAF No.80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete 1941

As strong German forces moved to secure their southern flank and rectify a failed Italian attempt to invade Greece, Allied forces found themselves in a steady retreat towards Crete.  Extensive air operations saw large numbers of RAF aircraft engaged in fighting with both German and Italian air force units and despite initial successes, the came under increasing pressure. 

Perhaps the most successful Hawker Hurricane Mk.I fighter of this difficult period was V7795, usually flown by Pilot Officer William Vale, of No.80 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Still displaying its standard RAF day fighter camouflage scheme, this unusual aircraft also included some additional field applied camouflage modifications to the leading edge and engine cowling, which were applied to just a small number of Hurricanes. Vale claimed eight enemy aircraft destroyed whilst flying this aircraft, during April and May 1941.  

Following the success of the Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain, it soon became clear that the Spitfire had the greatest potential for future development, which released the Hurricane for other duties. The rugged design of the Hurricane and numbers available to the RAF saw many machines sent overseas and as the war began to spread across the globe, so did the influence of the dependable Hurricane.  From North Africa to Russia, the Hurricane continued to provide sterling service and continued to destroy Axis aircraft and military vehicles. 

(Code:AA27604)
   
Price: € 49.99
quantity
Greenogue
quantity
Dublin
quantity
Cork
quantity In stock online
Quantity:


« back to Items List

Featured Items
SCALEXTRIC AMERICAN POLICE CHASE SET
SCALEXTRIC AMERICAN POLICE CHASE SET

VANGUARDS MORRIS MINOR 1000 YELLOW 1/43
VANGUARDS MORRIS MINOR 1000 YELLOW 1/43

SUNSTAR SUBARU IMPREZA STI WRX BLUE 1/18
SUNSTAR SUBARU IMPREZA STI WRX BLUE 1/18

JADA 1/24 LAMBORGHIN VENENO SILVER
JADA 1/24 LAMBORGHIN VENENO SILVER

AIRFIX SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK22/24 1/48
AIRFIX SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK22/24 1/48

HORNBY HOGWARTS EXPRESS TRAIN SET
HORNBY HOGWARTS EXPRESS TRAIN SET

MATTELL FERRARI 599 GTB 1/18
MATTELL FERRARI 599 GTB 1/18

WAS 69.99
NOW 34.99
SAVE 35.00
CORGI TV MR.BEANS MINI
CORGI TV MR.BEANS MINI

HORNBY SKALEAUTOS FOWLER STEAM ROLLER
HORNBY SKALEAUTOS FOWLER STEAM ROLLER

MOTORMAX CORVETTE MAKO SHARK '61 1/18
MOTORMAX CORVETTE MAKO SHARK '61 1/18

VANGUARDS LOTUS CORTINA MK G.HILL
VANGUARDS LOTUS CORTINA MK G.HILL

DCC CONCEPTS ALPHA MIMIC GROUND SIGNALS
DCC CONCEPTS ALPHA MIMIC  GROUND SIGNALS

RRP 117.99
SAVE 28.00
AIRFIX HAWKER SEA HURRICANE MK1 1/48
AIRFIX HAWKER SEA HURRICANE MK1 1/48

AIRFIX APOLLO SATURN V
AIRFIX APOLLO SATURN V

BBURAGO 1/50 VOLVO EC220E EXCAVATOR
BBURAGO 1/50 VOLVO EC220E EXCAVATOR

TAMIYA 1/24 FORD GT
TAMIYA 1/24 FORD GT

BBURAGO 1/24 PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER
BBURAGO 1/24 PORSCHE 718 BOXSTER

REVELL PORSCHE 928 1/16
REVELL PORSCHE 928 1/16

BRITAINS JCB JS330 TRACKED
BRITAINS JCB JS330 TRACKED

SCALEXTRIC GINETTA LMP1 LM18 NO.5
SCALEXTRIC GINETTA LMP1 LM18 NO.5



Website Development and Hosting
by Host Ireland
© 2007 Marks Models. All Rights Reserved.