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30510 Corgi   Viscount 800 - G-AOJC, BEA Scottish Airways (1,300 ONLY) £
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  Vickers Viscount 800 G-AOJC in the superbly attractive livery of
BEA Scottish Airways, London Gatwick Airport, England, 1972. This is a legends model with fixed lowered undercarriage on a stand within a perspex blister. However unusually it is also a limited edition of only 1,300 pieces. Now very hard to find

Based at London Heathrow, BEA flew Viscounts to all major destinations throughout Europe from the late 1950s until they were finally retired in the mid 1970s. The airline went through three major livery changes throughout its life and this colour scheme was implemented in 1968. On 1 st November 1971, the entire fleet of V.802s was split up into BEA Channel Islands and BEA Scottish Airways divisions, with 12 being operated by the former and 9 by the latter, including G-AOJC.

Designed as a medium-range pressurized turboprop aircraft, the Vickers Viscount first flew on July 16, 1948. As the world's first turboprop airliner, the Viscount filled a need for passenger transport on less popular routes. The early 630 design could carry 32 passengers, but it was ultimately rejected because of high per-passenger costs that made it impractical for commercial purposes. The redesigned 700 could carry up to 48 passengers, and the later Type 800 "Super Viscount" added an extra 23 passengers for a total of 71. The Viscount remained in airline service until 1985, when it became primarily a charter service aircraft.
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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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