This 1:6 scale sculpted figurine represents a pilot ‘scrambling’ to his aircraft, and is based on typical mid-war tropical kit worn by RAAF single-seat fighter pilots operating in the Pacific theatre. His flight gear includes airtex helmet, a quick-release Type C 'seat pack' parachute harness (as worn with single-engine fighters and the twin-engine Beaufighter and Beaufort bomber), with K dinghy and pattern ‘41 Mae West life vest. He wears khaki drill issue shirt and trousers, well-suited to conditions in the tropics. Variants on this flight gear and tropical kit were worn by British Commonwealth pilots operating in the Pacific and the Middle East during the Second World War.
1:6 scale bronze cold-cast figurine. 315 mm high, with presentation box.