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38104 Corgi   Sopwith Camel - No. 43 Sqn Capt. Woollett, 1918 (1,500) 1/48 £
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  Excellent 1/48 scale Sopwith Camel of No. 43 Sqn as flown by Capt. Henry Winslow Woollett, Spring 1918. Limited edition of only 1,500 pieces.

Henry Woollett began the war serving in the Lincolnshire Regiment and fought at Gallipoli in 1915. In 1916 he transferred to the RFC and quickly gained a reputation as a fearless balloon busting pilot. He returned to England in 1917 to work as a flight instructor but returned to the front in March 1918 and served with No. 43 Sqn RFC.

On 12th April 1918, flying Sopwith Camel D6402, he achieved no fewer than six kills in one day and set an unbeaten record for a fighter ace of the First World War.

He finished the War with a total of 35 kills and was awarded the Military Cross and bar, the DSO as well as the French Legion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre. Woollett died in October 1969

The Sopwith Camel took its first flight as a prototype in 1915 and gets its name from the humped fairing over the twin synchronised machine guns.

It was quite a temperamental animal, with pilot, engine, armament and controls all crammed into a 7ft space at the front of the airplane, and more novices sadly died while learning to fly the aircraft than pilots did in battle.

In the hands of skilled pilots, it was an agile aircraft and after being introduced to the Western Front in 1917, the single fighter biplane scored more victories than any other allied plane during World War I.

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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

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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