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Corgi Consolidated Catalina IVA JV928 Lt John

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Corgi (#AA36111) 1/72 Scale
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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 eighteen 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 Lofoten 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 resolved, 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 injuries on crew members, the attack resulted in the depth charges deploying at

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Adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.
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Available only while supplies last
CORGI logo Made By: CORGI
Item Number: AA36111
Scale: 1/72
MSRP: $179.99
First arrived: 1/7/2019
Added to catalog: 11/13/2018
Recommended Age: 14 and up

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