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33419 Corgi   Sea King HU.5 - HMS Gannet SAR Flt, RN 2012 (1,600 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  AA33419 - 1/72 Westland Sea King HU.5 ZA130 19′ of Gannet SAR Flight
HMS Gannet Royal Navy based at Prestwick International Airport in 2012. Limited edition of only 1,600 pieces, sure to become a highly sought after item. Corgis superb award winning Sea King model is highly accurate, complete with in flight or static sets of rotors, opening side door, stand and optional undercarriage positions.

HMS Gannet, SAR Flight is a Royal Navy Search and Rescue Squadron based at RNAS Prestwick in Scotland. Formed at Prestwick in 1971, the base hosted three Naval Air Squadrons: 814 NAS, 824 NAS and 819 NAS, but today only the SAR flight remains flying from the base. It consists of three Sea King helicopters which provide vital SAR operations around the Western coast of Scotland and across the Highlands. The station is one of the busiest SAR units in the country with 2011 seeing 298 call-outs and 240 people rescued making 2011 its fifth year as the busiest in the country. The unit's Sea Kings have also featured on the popular television show Highland Rescue, helping to publicise not only the great work undertaken by the Squadron at HMS Gannet but also the versatility and excellence of the Sea King helicopter which has now been in service with the Royal Navy in the SAR role since 1978.

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King first flew on March 11, 1959. Originally a submarine hunter-killer, the Sea King has since been used in a variety of operations, from search and rescue, executive transport and communications to anti-ship and airborne early warning. Its five main rotor blades and tail section fold for stowage aboard aircraft carriers, and its hull can remain temporarily watertight for water landings; a risky maneuver attempted only in emergencies. When deployed by aircraft carriers, Sea Kings serve as plane guard and are the first in the air and the last to return.
 
 
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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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