A jet trainer developed by Folland, the Gnat first flew in the mid-1950s. Though it was never used as a fighter by the RAF, it became famous as the aircraft of choice for the Red Arrows aerobatic team. More than 400 have been manufactured, and, while retired in 1979, they saw service in four different countries (England, Finland, Yugoslavia, and India).
This limited edition, 1/72 scale, die cast model — a replica of a T.1 Gnat serving as an RAF trainer in the 1990s — features a glazed canopy, a well-equipped tandem cockpit, extended landing gear, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 4¾" long with a 3¾" wingspan.