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Corgi AA27706 P51D Mustang 44 13761 MCI Happy Jacks Go Buggy Capt Jack M Ilfrey 1:72

Corgi AA27706 P51D Mustang 44 13761 MCI Happy Jacks Go Buggy Capt Jack M Ilfrey 1:72

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P51D Mustang 44 13761 MCI Happy Jacks Go Buggy Capt Jack M Ilfrey 79th FS 20th FG Kings Clif 1944

1:72 Scale 

Product Info

North American P-51D Mustang (Early) 44-13761 / MC-I, Happy Jacks Go Buggy, Capt. Jack M Ilfrey,79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, US Eighth Air Force, Kings Cliffe USAAF Station 367, August 1944With ace pilot Jack Ilfrey having been shot down over France just six days after D-Day, but luckily managing to avoid capture thanks to the efforts of the Frenchresistance network, he soon found himself in London being interrogated by Allied intelligence officers. It was highly unusual to allow a downed airman to resumecombat operations in the same theatre of operations following a successful repatriation, as they were at risk of both placing his helpers in danger and being shotas a spy if brought down again. Despite this, after a short spell touring USAAF airfields to recount his experiences to fellow pilots, Ilfrey found himself back atKings Cliffe airfield, the commanding officer of his old squadron. The unit had recently traded their twin engined P-38 Lightnings for North American P-51DMustangs, with the P-38s transferring to the Nineth Air Force for use in ground support operations. With his Mustang receiving the same Happy Jacks GoBuggy nose artwork as his previous fighter, Ilfrey would not score any further victories flying the Mustang, but he would use it as an unlikely wartime flying taxi.On the way home from completing an escort mission to Berlin, Ilfreys wingman was hit by flak and forced to make a hasty landing at an abandoned airstrip inHolland. Unwilling to leave the young airman to an uncertain fate, Ilfrey landed his Go Buggy at the same airfield, beckoned his wingman into the cockpit andtook off again sat on his lap - he described this as an extremely uncomfortable, but memorable flight back to Kings Cliffe for the pair.

Tech Specs

  • Item Length - Without Packaging (cm) - 13
  • Item Scale - 1:72 Scale
  • Finish - Painted
  • Colour - Green
  • Wingspan (mm) - 155
  • Detailed Crew Figures - Yes
  • Fine Rigging Detail - No
  • Fixed Undercarriage - No
  • Folding Wings - No
  • Fuel Tanks - Yes
  • Movable Sweeping Wings - No
  • Moving Parts - No
  • Moving Rear/Ventral Gun(s) - No
  • Open/Closed Airbrake - No
  • Opening Bomb Bay Doors - No
  • Opening Canopy - No
  • Opening Radio Hatch - No
  • Optional Undercarriage Down - Yes
  • Removeable Engine Covers - No
  • Rotatable Propeller(s)/Rotor(s) - Yes
  • Rotatable Turret(s) - No
  • Sliding Door - No
  • Stationary Drooping Rotor Blades - No
  • Visible Gun Bay - No
  • Wood Grain Effect Propeller - No
  • Aviation Photo-etched Aerial(s) - No
  • EAN:
    5055286644566
  • MAKE:
    Corgi
  • MODEL:
    Corgi AA27706
  • IMAGE:
    Corgi AA27706
  • MPN:
    AA27706
  • GTIN:
    5055286644566
  • BRAND:
    Corgi
  • GAUGE:
    1/72 Scale
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    COR 27706AA
  • Weight:
    1.25kg
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