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32619 Corgi   Lancaster BI (Special) - Johnny Walker, 9 Sqn Tirpitz (2200) £ 0.00
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  Corgi AA32619 is this superb 1/72 scale model of Avro Lancaster BI (Special) W4964 'Johnny Walker' of 9 Sqn RAF. Limited edition of 2,200 pieces, complete with replica 12,000lb Tallboy bomb.

Throughout the Second World War the Lancaster was involved in a number of daring and historic raids. From the famous breaching of the dams during Operation Chastise to the later battles over Berlin and Hamburg, the Lancaster was at the forefront of many Allied bombing campaigns. The Lancaster was also instrumental to the sinking of the Tirpitz which, at the time, was the pride of the German Navy.

Towards the end of the war the Tirpitz was hiding in a Norwegian fjord, safe from the Royal Navy, but vulnerable to attack from the RAF. On the 12th November 1944 the RAF attacked her for the final time. Codenamed Operation Catechism, the raid consisted of 31 Lancasters from 9 and 617 Squadrons armed with the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb.

Despite the battleship using its huge 38cm guns to try and break up the bomber formation, the ship was very vulnerable and was hit by two bombs. The Tallboy from W4964 penetrated near the aircraft catapult, exploded and created a large hole in the ship's side and bottom. Shortly afterwards Tirpitz capsized, burying her superstructure into the mud. Lancaster W4964 completed a total of 102 missions, with the historic Tirpitz raid occurring on her 100th sortie.
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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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