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Sopwith Camel RFC Sqn No. 46 Diecast Model Airplane by Corgi

Sopwith Camel  RFC  Sqn  No. 46  Diecast  Model Airplane by Corgi - click to enlarge
Item# AA38105
$40.00
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RFC Sqn No.46, Donald MacLaren, Athies, France, 1918.

Donald Roderick MacLaren joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and received his pilot's wings following initial training in his native Canada. He then travelled to England to enhance his flying techniques before crossing to France where he joined 46 squadron to fly Sopwith Camel fighters. MacLaren claimed his first victory on March 6th 1918 and on March 21st he carried out a successful bombing raid on a large German railway gun. While flying back to friendly lines he downed two enemy aircraft and an observation balloon and for this action he was awarded the Military Cross. Further displays of skill and bravery over the following months saw MacLaren receive a Bar to the Military Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Order. During this period he had also taken command of 46 squadron and been promoted to the rank of Major. Donald MacLaren was the highest scoring Camel Ace of the First World War achieving 54 victories and recording 18 of these while flying Sopwith Camel D6418, the subject of this model.

The Sopwith Aviation Company produced the Camel F.1, a famous biplane of World War I. First flown in 1916, The Camel was the most successful fighter plane of the war and difficult to defeat when flown by a skilled pilot. Although highly maneuverable the Sopwith Camel was tricky to fly and more men lost their lives while learning to fly it than did during combat.



Scale: 1/48, Length: 4.75", Width" 7"
Loose Parts: (not suitable for young children)
Minor assembly required.


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From the days when the skies were the new frontiers, the Aviation Archive charts the history of flight, commemorating significant military and civil aircraft and events from the early pioneering years to the present day.

Using original plans and rare archive material, each aircraft and livery has been carefully researched and authenticated to bring the aviation enthusiast the finest range of collectable die cast models. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the models feature rubber tires, interchangeable undercarriage, rotating propellers where applicable and high quality printed livery details. Beautifully packaged, each replica comes with a display stand, and two sets of landing gear (gear up and gear down).