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34111 Corgi   Buccaneer SMK2 - 800 NAS, HMS Eagle, Royal Navy (1,000) £
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  Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer SMK2 of 800 NAS, Fleet Air Arm based on the carrier HMS Eagle in 1971. This is the first Corgi Buccaneer to feature the Buddy Buddy refuelling pod mounted under the starboard wing. Limited edition of only 1,000 pieces. Wingspan 183mm

The Buccaneer was a British built and designed two seat attack aircraft, originally built to a Navy specification that was then transferred to the RAF upon the retirement of the Royal Navy’s large fleet carriers. This particular Buccaneer served on HMS Eagle, which, along with her sister ship the Ark Royal, remain the largest carriers ever used by the Royal Navy.

XV361 first flew on the 2nd April 1968 and joined 800NAS on the 28th November later that year. Serving with 800NAS until 1972, this machine was the final Royal Navy aircraft to be passed to the RAF, arriving with 12 squadron in July 1983. It was later involved in Operation Pulsator, the flying of combat air patrols in support of the UN operation in Lebanon. In 1994 the aircraft was retired, first flown into RAF Aldergrove then onto its new home of the Ulster Aviation Society. Its final flight lasted all of 90 seconds between the two sites, which is the shortest ever flight by a Buccaneer.
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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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