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39703 Corgi   Sea Hurricane 11C - 835 NAS Fleet Air Arm (1,300 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA39703; Hawker Sea Hurricane 11C serial NF672 of 835 NAS, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, HMS Nairana, 1944. Limited edition of only 1,300 pieces.

After a sterling service during the Battle of Britain, the Hawker Hurricane was then adapted for a number of different roles. One of the most crucial was the conversion for use on-board merchant ships as a catapult fighter and conventional aircraft carriers as a naval fighter. The Sea Hurricane Mk.IIC was the ultimate development of the naval Hurricane. Armed with four 20mm cannons it packed a powerful punch and was easily able to deal with the Focke-Wulf Fw200 over the Atlantic. 835 NAS was predominately equipped with Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers, with a flight of Hurricanes added in late 1943 to provide some form of air defence. Operating from the escort carrier HMS Nairana, the squadron was involved in patrolling the Atlantic convey routes as well as the Gibraltar run.

Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.
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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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