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37304 Corgi   Vampire T11 - WZ590, 5 FTS, RAF Oakington (1,100 ONLY) £
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  AA37304 - 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T11, WZ590, NO.5 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Oakington, Cambridgeshire, March 1962. Low limited edition of only 1,100 pieces.

The subject of a lengthy and thorough restoration, Vampire T11 WZ590 was unveiled to the public in its completed form on the 20th March 2012. Today the Vampire is displayed at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, where its colour scheme ensures it is one of the most striking and visible exhibits on display. Vampire WZ590 was manufactured at Hawarden in Wales and was delivered to No. 228 Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Leeming in December 1953. In 1959 the aircraft moved south to Oakington and No. 5 Flying Training School.
By 1963 it had been removed from active RAF service as the more advanced Jet Provost began to take over. It remained in storage until 1971 when it was transferred to the then new Imperial War Museum at Duxford where it remained in an only partly completed state with an inaccurate paint scheme until the restoration began in 2008.
Scale: 1:72
Wingspan: 160mm
Picture of model:-

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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