Bristol Blenheim (restored as an Mk.IVF Nightfighter) - G-BPIV, Z5722 / WM-Z, Spirit of 'Britain First', Duxford Airfield, May 1993 (1:72) By Corgi Diecast Aviation
Item Number: AA38410
About Bristol Blenheim (restored as an Mk.IVF Nightfighter) - G-BPIV, Z5722 / WM-Z, Spirit of 'Britain First', Duxford Airfield, May 1993 (1:72)
With the restoration team behind the world’s only airworthy Bristol Blenheim having to suffer the devastation of seeing their magnificent aircraft crashing at an Airshow in June 1987, only four weeks after making its first flight, you might think they would have struggled to find the resolve to start all over again. Thankfully, they were in no mood to accept defeat and almost immediately started a campaign to fund a second restoration, while at the same time scouring the world for the parts they would need. Using the experience they gained during the initial restoration, this second project would be completed in around half the time and see a beautiful new Blenheim ready to make its first post restoration flight at Duxford in May 1993. Looking very different, Blenheim G-BPIV was built as an all-black Mk.IVF nightfighter, with the serial Z5722 and wearing the codes WM-Z. This paint scheme was selected in honor of Wing Commander the Hon Max Aitken DSO, DFC, CZMC, as his personal aircraft during his time as the Commanding Officer of No. 68 Squadron at RAF High Ercall during 1941. The aircraft also carried the name Spirit of ‘Britain First’ on its port side fuselage, in direct reference to the name carried by the first Blenheim ever to fly.
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