The Supermarine Walrus, as part of the British Royal Navy, played a vital role during Operation Torch in 1942, a pivotal campaign in World War II. Operation Torch was the Allied invasion of French North Africa, aiming to secure the region, gain vital ports, and establish a second front against Axis forces in North Africa.
HMS Cumberland, a heavy cruiser, was among the Royal Navy ships involved in this ambitious operation. The Supermarine Walrus was the ship's catapult-launched reconnaissance and spotter aircraft. The Walrus provided essential air support by conducting reconnaissance missions, spotting for naval gunfire, and performing search and rescue operations for downed aircrew.
During Operation Torch, the Supermarine Walrus aircraft from HMS Cumberland played a critical role in spotting for naval gunfire, helping to accurately target enemy positions and provide covering fire for Allied troops landing on the North African coast. Additionally, these versatile aircraft conducted reconnaissance missions, gathering valuable intelligence on enemy movements and positions. They also conducted air-sea rescue missions, saving the lives of downed Allied aircrew in the Mediterranean.
Now, you can own this finely detailed 1:72 scale model, commemorating its service during Operation Torch in 1942. It pays tribute to the bravery of the Royal Navy's air and sea crews who played a vital role in the success of this crucial campaign. Display this piece of history with pride and remember the sacrifices and achievements of those who served during World War II.
1/72 Scale diecast airplane model of Supermarine Walrus MKI Aircraft "Operation Torch, North Africa" (1942) Royal Air Force "Oxford Aviation" Series die cast model by Oxford Diecast. Features
- Detailed exterior
- True-to-scale detail
- Comes with a display stand
- This model does not have any openings
- Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts
- 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
- Scale: 1-72 Scale
- Wingspan Size: 7.75"
- Approximately Length: 6.25"
- Weight: 4 lbs