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36310B Corgi   Swordfish MkI (Wheels) - 81 NAS HMS Courageous (750 ONLY) £ 59.99
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  AA36310B Fairey Swordfish MkI with wheels and Torpedo, L2742, 81 NAS, as based on the carrier HMS Courageous pre war in 1937. Limited edition of only 750 pieces. Complete with folding wings, authentic rigging and display stand.

The Swordfish was equally at home on wheels or floats which were easily interchanged, even on the flight deck of a warship. When operated with floats the aircraft would be recovered after flight by use of a flight deck crane. When operated from capital ships the catapult was used for launching and recovery was again by means of the ship’s crane. ‘529’ was taken on strength by 810 squadron aboard HMS Courageous in December 1937. It was operated in both wheel and float configuration. Later it served with 701 Catapult Flight operating on exercises with capital warships such as HMS Hood, Barham and Valliant.

The unit also had a land base at Kalafrana Bay, Malta. During this time FAA aircraft were flown mainly by RAF pilots and serviced by RAF grew crews aboard ship. The Royal Navy provided the Observers and TAGs (Telegraphist Air Gunners). This practice continued into the early years of World War Two
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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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