WWII RAF Pilot Minifigure
After the fall of France and German domination over continental Western Europe was secure, Britain faced the threat of invasion by sea. The Royal Navy had control of the English Channel and North Sea, so German air superiority was necessary to attempt an amphibious and airborne assault on Britain. Despite determined and constant attacks on RAF airfields and infrastructure, and later factories and other strategic infrastructure for aircraft production, air superiority could not be achieved by the luftwaffe. The planned invasion of Britain (Operation Sea Lion) was called off and German attention turned to the East. The RAF had two of the most iconic and exceptional aeroplanes of the war to defend against the luftwaffe, with the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire entering into legend alongside their pilots.
Wearing an Irvin Flying jacket made of heavyweight sheepskin, which would protect against potentially sub-zero temperatures at high altitudes, this pilot is ready to take on Jerry.