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31605 Corgi   Victor B2 - 139 Jamaica Sqn RAF Wittering 1964 (1,100 ONLY) £ 64.99
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  AA31605 Handley Page Victor B2 XL512 of 139 'Jamaica' Sqn RAF Wittering 1964. Finished in the anti-flash white scheme designed to reduce the effect of a nuclear explosion. Limited to only 1,100 pieces complete with individually numbered card, optional undercarriage positions, scale replica Blue Steel missile and display stand. Now hard to find.

The Handley Page Victor was the third and final of the RAF's V Bomber trio to enter service and was also the last one to be retired. Avery advanced aircraft for its time, the Victor, like the Valiant and Vulcan, entered service as Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent. Originally designed to operate at high altitude and deliver the nuclear payload straight to the target, the Victor was later able to carry the Blue Steel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. This gave the RAF's V bombers stand-off capability and made them a far more potent force. 139 Jamaica Squadron was formed in July 1918 in Italy as a fighter squadron equipped with Bristol F2bs. The Jamaica connection stems from an appeal by a Jamaican newspaper to raise money to purchase bombers for the Royal Air Force. In order to say thank you and boost morale, 139 Squadron received the title of Jamaica Squadron. The Squadron was disbanded in 1968.

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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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