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37003 Corgi   VC-10 K2 - 101 Sqn RAF, Brize Norton, Hemp (1,054 ONLY) £
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  Outstanding Corgi model of the Vickers VC-10 K2 ZA140 "A" of 101 Sqn RAF Brize Norton in 1991. This aircraft was the very first VC-10 tanker, entering service on 25 July 1983. Subsequently it was used during the first Gulf war in 1991, and has the number of refuelling sorties recorded on the starboard side of the nose. The K2s were taken out of service in 2001 and later scrapped. Complete in sand camouflage gulf war livery, this is a superb addition to any collection. Limited edition of only 1054 pieces. Length 14.25" Width 12.25"

The Vickers VC10 is a long-range British airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, and first flown in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes with a high subsonic speed and also be capable of hot and high operations from African airports. The initial concept of the VC10 was to provide a jet-powered airliner that could comfortably make use of the shorter runways commonly in use at the time. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic - London to New York by a jet airliner, a record still held to date for a sub-sonic airliner; only the supersonic Concorde remains faster.

The VC-10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, both aircraft having a rear-engined quad layout, the two types being the only airliners with such a configuration. As of Feb 2013, 6 VC10s remain in service as aerial refuelling and transport aircraft with the Royal Air Force.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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