Hawker Typhoon MK.IB
DN323, No.451 Sqn, Idku, Egypt, August 1943
Limited Edition of 4880
Wingspan: 7 inches
From the "Aircraft of the MTO" Collection
From the Corgi Site:
Towards the end of May 1943, three Hawker Typhoons were sent for operational flight trials in the Middle East.
219 Group RAF, who were responsible for finding a lodger unit for these service trials decided finally upon 451 Sqn RAAF. The Typhoon would have been an exciting follow-on to the Hawker Hurricane IIc then operated by the squadron. 451 Sqn at LG.106 near Idku under command of Sqn Ldr J Paine, having been recently withdrawn from frontline operations, would provide personnel for the tests.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 18 April, 2010.