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35507 Corgi   Hurricane Mk II - LF363 BBMF, Working Range, 1/32 Scale £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA35507 is this amazing 1/32 scale working model of
Hawker Hurricane Mk II LF363 of the RAFs Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). Limited Edition of only 1260 Pieces Worldwide. Please note: the triangular shaped inner box top clear polystyrene cover for the stand base is missing, though this in no way detracts from the model as it is only a retainer for the stand when the model is boxed. Box has a couple of small blemishes; typical for this size of box.
Length 12" Width 15"

This is the world's first range of working diecast model aircraft. With working propellers, undercarriage and navigation lights all operated from a specially designed stand and accompanied by realistic engine sounds.

There are many private operators of historic aircraft in the UK, however the Royal Air Force still has Spitfires, Hurricanes, and Lancaster on charge still retaining military serial numbers. The organization that is responsible for keeping these machines in the air is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The BBMF is a flying memorial to the thousands of Royal Air Force personnel who died to secure Britain's future. Thankfully, the BBMF has survived the many defense cuts throughout the RAF, although a great deal of the money comes from private backers. The BBMF was formed at Biggin Hill on July 11, 1957 as the Historic Aircraft Flight. The new flight was made up of three Spitfire PR XIXs (PM631, PS853, and PS915), and one Hurricane MkIIc (LF363). These arrived at Biggin Hill from Woodvale via the still operational RAF Duxford. The final move to RAF Coningsby was made in 1976, where the BBMF has remained ever since and will celebrate 50 years in 2007.

Hawker Hurricane Mk II
Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.
 
 
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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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