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39005 Corgi   Lynx HMA8 - 702 NAS, Black Cats Display Team (1,300 ONLY) £
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  AA39005 is this superb 1/72 scale diecast model of Westland Lynx HMA8 of 702 NAS, in the livery of the Black Cats Display Team based at Yeovilton in 2011. Limited edition of only 1,300 pieces, complete with uniquely numbered card.

Developed as an anti-submarine and search and rescue helicopter the Westland Lynx has served with the Royal Navy since 1981. This, the HMA8 version has been operational since the 1990s and featured an improved weapons and radar capability over the earlier HAS.3 variant. One of the strengths of the Lynx is its impressive manoeuvrability. Able to do rolls and loops that other helicopters cannot, and combined with high speed, the Lynx is a perfect air show display machine, as proven by the Royal Navy's aerobatic team, the Black Cats. Formed in 2001 and originally called the Lynx Pair, the team has given outstanding displays for over a decade. Crews are drawn from 702 NAS based at Yeovilton and their aircraft are painted in this striking cat based livery.

The Westland Lynx is a British multi-purpose military helicopter designed and built by Westland Helicopters at its factory in Yeovil. Originally intended as a utility craft for both civil and naval usage, military interest led to the development of both battlefield and naval variants. The Lynx went into operational usage in 1977 and was later adopted by the armed forces of over a dozen nations, primarily serving in the battlefield utility, anti-armour, search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare roles.

The Lynx was the world's first fully aerobatic helicopter. In 1986 a specially modified Lynx set the current Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's official airspeed record for helicopters.[1] The Westland 30 was derived from the Lynx as a civil utility but was not a success; the AgustaWestland AW159 is a military multi-role helicopter based on the Lynx currently under development. The Lynx remains in production under AgustaWestland.

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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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