ICM-48073 1/48 Spitfire LF.IX E Soviet Air Forces fighter with Pilots and Ground Personnel model kit
One of the most distinguished Soviet Aces of WW II on Spitfire fighters was Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Alexandr Karpov. During Great Patriotic War Guard Major A Karpov has made 519 sorties, participated in 130 air combats, has shot down 30 enemy aircraft personally and 7 - in group, becoming the most successful pilot of Air Defense.
ICM 1/48 Spitfire LF.IX E Soviet Air Forces fighter with Pilots and Ground Personnel model kit. Pic.1
ICM 1/48 Spitfire LF.IX E Soviet Air Forces fighter with Pilots and Ground Personnel model kit. Pic.2
Alexandr Terentjevich Karpov was born on October 14, 1917 in the village of Filenevo near Kaluga. In 1940 he was graduated as a pilot from the Kacha Army Flight Schoo.l His maiden sortie was near Moscow at the end of July, 1941 on Yak-1 fighter In September 27th Air Defense Fighter Regiment, in which one served A Karpov, was transferred to Leningrad region. Together with his leader Senior Lieutenant I Belyaev, A Karpov was shot down more than 50 enemy airplanes.
June 30,1944 A Karpov was shot down by a 1000* German airplane from destroyed above Leningrad on Yak fighters.
Since a summer of 1944 A Karpov flew Spitfire LFIXE fighter. On October 20,1944 when he attack German reconnaissance aircraft on a high altitude, the Guard Major A Karpov has lost consciousness because of failure of an oxygen system and has perished.
On September28,1943 the Squadron Leader of the 27'" GIAPPVO Guard Captain A Karpov was honoured by being named a Hero of the Soviet Union.
On August 22, 1944 Guard Captain A Karpov became Twice Hero of the Soviet Union.