About Consolidated Catalina IVA JV928 "Y" (1/72)
Consolidated Catalina IVA JV928 �Y� - Lt John Alexander Cruickshank VC 210 Squadron July 1944 - 100 Years of the RAF As an Island nation Britain would rely heavily on the contribution of long ranging maritime patrol aircraft during WWII particularly,the flying boats and brave crews of Coastal Command. Working alongside the mighty Short Sunderland the American built Consolidated Catalina proved to be one of the most successful aircraft of its type able to mount patrols which sometimes exceeded ei,ghteen hours in duration and more than capable of destroying any enemy shipping they encountered along the way. During one such patrol on 17th July 1944 Catalina JV928 piloted by Scotsman John Cruickshank was five hours into a mission west of the Lof,oten Islands in the Norwegian Sea when the crew obtained a radar signal from the sea below. Aware that the Royal Navy were reportedly in the area the aircraft flew down for a closer look only to be confronted by German U-boat U361 and its compliment,of anti-aircraft guns. Immediately preparing to go on the offensive Cruickshank executed a perfect attack run only to see the depth charges to fail to release from the aircraft. Determined to press home their attack and with the weapon issue now reso,lved the Catalina was brought in for a second run this time into a hail of well aimed shells from the U-boat crew now fully aware of the aircrafts destructive intentions. Taking multiple hits to the front of the Catalina and inflicting significant in
About Corgi Diecast Aviation
Fixed wing aviation has seen dramatic development over the past 100 years, from the basic wood and fabric aircraft of the Great War, to the awesome power of the high-tech jet fighters in service with today’s air forces. Corgi presents a range of high quality detailed die-cast model aircraft covering a wide range of eras and types. Corgi is a die-cast model manufacturer based in Britain. They have been producing diecast metal models for over 50 years and are one of the the best known die-cast model makers in the world. Many of their early models are highly sought after. In the realm of aviation the Corgi Classics Line produces a range of high quality, detailed, diecast model aircrafts. The collection is comprised of various aircraft types from wars across time, and includes biplanes, fighters, bombers, personnel carriers, jets and helicopters. Each aircraft comes with a display stand and optional parts allowing collectors to display the model in flight or stationary with the undercarriage down. These models also include an individually numbered certificate of authenticity detailing the significant history of each aircraft.
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