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Corgi British

Type Fighter
Corgi item no. AA32008
Production run 1908 of 2800

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, F/O William "Willie" McKnight, RCAF, 242 Sqn., 1940
Aviation Archive. Aces of the Commonwealth. This is my favorite Corgi Hurricane. I bought a copy when it originally came out in 2005, but someone at the factory had retouched the black paint under the wing, and the touch-up paint fell off in strips. So, when original copies became available again this year, I bought a new one and gave the old one away.

The camo colors, including the two-tone belly, the light green tail stripe and prop, the yellow roundel surrounds, and the red muzzle covers, are my favorite things about this model.

Wouldn't it be interesting to have one of each of this squadron's flight-line Hurricanes for a particular day in 1940? Maybe if Corgi runs out of ideas for selling these Mark I's, they might try just such a gimmick to squeeze a few more sales out of this excellent mold...

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