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51204 Corgi   AH-1J Sea Cobra - HML-367, US Marines (2,500) 1/48 Scale £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US51204 is this lovely 1/48 scale Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra of HML-367, USMC during the Vietnam war. Limited Edition
of only 2500 Pieces Worldwide. Intended mainly for US only issue so few have come to the UK. Box not totally perfect but model is in great shape.
Length 13.25" Width 11"

The Marines do a lot of flying over water, so whenever possible, they like to have aircraft with two engines, just in case. The Army G Model Cobra had proved very effective, so the Marines asked Bell to design a dual-engine model: namely the "J" version. In February 1970, Major Forest Crone went with HML-367 and its contingent of four "J" Model Cobras to Vietnam to combat test the aircraft. Needless to say, the "J" models performed very well. With the increased power the could carry more armament, and they also had superb night and poor weather capability.

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra
Designed to meet an urgent US Army requirement for a helicopter gunship, the Bell AH-1 CobraŚsometimes called The SnakeŚwas first flown on September 7th, 1965. Troop-carrying Hueys depended on the Cobra for fire support; it was fast and very maneuverable, and its narrow 38-inch airframe made for a difficult target. Its main armament was its three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun mounted in a chin turret, but it was also capable of using a variety of other weapons including rocket pods, cannon pods, minigun pods and missiles. Replaced by Apaches in the 1990s, the Cobra now serves the US Forest Service as a firefighter.
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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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