Gloster Gladiator MK II B Fighter Plane Pilot Fanrik Karlsson Flight 19 Rovaniemi, Finland (March 1940) "Oxford Aviation" Series 1/72 Diecast Model Aircraft by Oxford Diecast
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- Brand new 1/72 scale diecast airplane model of Gloster Gladiator MK II B Fighter Plane Pilot Fanrik Karlsson Flight 19 Rovaniemi, Finland (March 1940) "Oxford Aviation" Series die cast model by Oxford Diecast.
- Detailed exterior.
- True-to-scale detail.
- Comes with a display stand.
- This model does not have any openings.
- Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
- Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
- Dimensions approximately L-4.75, W-5.25, H-1.75 inches.
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
- HISTORY ASPECTS:
- The Gloster Gladiator MK II B, piloted by Flight 19 Pilot Fanrik Karlsson, was a British biplane fighter aircraft that was used during World War II. It first entered service in 1938, and was primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA).
- In March 1940, the Gladiator MK II B piloted by Karlsson was deployed to Rovaniemi, Finland as part of the British expeditionary force to aid the Finns in their fight against the Soviet Union during the Winter War. The aircraft proved to be highly maneuverable and effective in the harsh Arctic conditions, and was used in both ground attack and reconnaissance missions.
- After the Winter War, the Gladiator MK II B continued to see action in the European theater, participating in the Battle of Britain and the North African campaign. Despite being outclassed by newer, more advanced aircraft, the Gladiator MK II B remained in service until 1941, when it was gradually phased out and replaced by more modern fighters.
- In conclusion, The Gloster Gladiator MK II B was a formidable aircraft that served during World War II, and it is a part of aviation history that should not be forgotten. The Oxford Diecast 1:72 Scale Model Aircraft of Gloster Gladiator MK II B is a fantastic representation of that history and a great way to own a piece of that legacy. Add it to your collection today!