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30203 Corgi   Lancaster B1- W4118, Admiral Prune, Guy Gibson VC £ 0.00
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  Guy Gibsons' first Lancaster operation was on 8th July 1942 when he took ten aircraft and bombed the docks at Wilhemshaven. Gibson named his aircraft Admiral Prune and the aircraft's side was decorated with a Mickey Mouse figure with bombs underneath, depicting the number of trips or operations the aircraft had carried out. This aircraft was often used by Wg. Cdr. Guy Gibson, the squadron CO during his time with 106 squadron. Gibson went on to win the VC the following year as leader of the famous 'Dambusters' raid. 'Admiral Prune' flew 640 hrs before being lost on the Turin raid of 4/5 February 1943.

Designed to meet a specification for a new generation of "worldwide use" medium bombers, the Avro Lancaster was first flown on January 8, 1941. The design of the Lancaster evolved from an unsuccessful two-engine aircraft called the Manchester. The heavier Lancaster had four engines and an extensive bomb bay, with later versions capable of carrying 22,000 lb bombs. Used primarily as a night bomber, the Lancaster was a versatile aircraft that became most famous for its role in the 1943 "Dam Buster" raids on Germany's Ruhr Valley dams. Between 1942 and 1945, Lancasters flew 156,000 sorties, dropping 608,612 tons of bombs on enemy targets.

Superb 1/144 scale model from the WW11 Legends series with fixed undercarriage within a perspex blister. Displays superbly. Now hard to find
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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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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