1:72 scale Limited Edition die cast model aircraft for collectors.
Corsair MkII, JT590 1842 Sqn, Royal Navy (FAA), HMS Formidable, August 1944
A total 2,012 Corsairs saw service with the Fleet Air Arm during WWII and the immediate post-war period. Royal Navy Corsairs all had 41cm clipped from their wing-tips which enabled below-deck storage on British carriers which were smaller than the American carriers for which the Corsair was originally designed.
1842 Sqn was formed in February 1944 and shipped to the USA to train on Corsairs. When training was completed the squadron returned to the UK and embarked in HMS Formidable. In August 1944 along with Indefatigable, Furious, Nabob and Trumpeter, Formidable and 1842 Sqn took part in Operation Goodwood, a series of four attacks upon the German Battleship Tirpitz.
Tirpitz, which was moored in a Norwegian Fjord, posed a serious threat to convoys sailing from the UK to Russia and had already been attacked on a number of occasions. During the Goodwood attacks the Corsairs attacked flak positions and JT590 received serious damage to the starboard elevator but returned to the carrier and landed safely.
- Scale. 1:72
- Wingspan 162mm
- Clipped wings
- Limited Edition
Our price £35.99
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