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32713 Corgi   Hunter F.Mk 6 - 74 Sqn Tigers, RAF (1,400 ONLY) £ 54.99
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA32713 is this superb 1/72 scale Hawker Hunter F.Mk 6 XK142 of 74 Sqn Tigers, based at RAF Horsham St.Faith, England in the late 1950s. Limited edition of only 1,400 pieces, now getting harder to find.

74 Sqn was formed on July 1st 1917 as a training Sqn for the RFC. They were remobilised on March 1st 1918, as a "service" Sqn. 74 Sqn then moved to France where they were equipped with SE5 single seat aircraft. Whilst in France, 74 Sqn was nicknamed "Tiger Squadron" because of the aggressive spirit shown by their pilots. That is why we now see the Tigers head on 74 Sqn aircraft. No. 74 Sqn re-equipped with Hawker Hunter F.4s at Horsham St. Faith in March 1957. These were supplemented by F.Mk.6s in November that year, with several aircraft being painted with a fascimile of 'Sailor' Malan's signature on the nose in recognition of Adolf 'Sailor' Malan, 74 Sqn's famous Battle of Britain Ace. No. 74 Sqn moved to Coltishall, in June 1959 and was re-equipped with the Lightning in 1960.

Designed to exceed the performance of the straight-wing carrier-based Hawker Sea Hawk, the Hawker Hunter first flew on July 21, 1951. Early versions of this swept-wing aircraft suffered from a host of problems such as a short range (maximum flight endurance was only about one hour) and an unreliable engine, but a series of refinements resulted in an aircraft that went on to become history's longest-serving British jet fighter, with almost 50 years on the front lines. The Hunter's high power-to-weight ratio and improvements in armament and fuel capacity made it an appealing export, and during its service history it was operated by 19 different nations.
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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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