Corgi 1/72 Beaufighter TF X Scotland 1944 Diecast Model
Model Number: AA28601
The Corgi 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X, RAF No.144 Squadron, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 1944 is a diecast model plane in the Corgi Aviation Archive range.
Flying Officer Maurice Exton was awarded a DFC for outstanding flying skill and determination in the face of the enemy. Flying Beaufighter NE829 on 9th October 1944, Exton and his squadron attacked a large convoy of enemy vessels off the coast of Norway, but his aircraft was hit by heavy flak from the ships.
Damaging the aircraft’s flight controls, causing it to almost flip onto its back, Exton wrestled with the Beaufighter’s control column, bringing it back straight and level, before immediately pressing home his attack. He then nursed the damaged aircraft back to Banff, where he managed to land safely.
Inflicting heavy damage on the enemy convoy they attacked, this incident says as much about the determination of the airmen of Coastal Command as it does about the resilience of the Bristol Beaufighter.
Model: AA28601 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X, RAF No.144 Squadron, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 1944 Diecast Model
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