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36107 Corgi   Catalina Mk IVA - 117 Sqn, RCAF, Nova Scotia (1,000 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Consolidated Catalina Mk IVA of 117 Sqn, RCAF based at Nova Scotia, Canada, 1942. Limited edition of only 1,000 pieces, now hard to find.

Length 10.75 inches Wingspam 17.25 inches

Catalina's served with distinction with the US Navy and the RAF as well as the RCAF during the Second World War, it was a Catalina of 209 Squadron RAF that spotted the German battleship Bismark on 26 May, 1941 after naval forces had lost contact, and it was another Catalina of 240 Squadron RAF which subsequently shadowed the Bismark. No.117 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, was reactivated at Sydney, Nova Scotia, on 28 April 1942 and flew Catalina and Canso aircraft on anti-submarine duties over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the waters adjacent to Cape Breten Island until disbanded at Shelburne, Nova Scotia on 15 December 1943. JX580 was one of 12 Model 28 Catalina Mk.IVA in service with the RCAF from 8 May, 1943 to 18 December, 1946. It suffered a category 'C' accident at Patricia Bay, British Columbia on 4 May, 1945 and was subsequently struck off strength earlier than planned on 4 September 1946.

Designed to replace the Martin P3M, the PBY Catalina was first flown on March 28th, 1935. This aircraft is a long range patrol flying boat, one of the most rugged and versatile aircraft in U.S. history. Its long range assisted in the location and attack of enemy transport ships. A great advantage of flying boats is that they need no runway, however later PBY variants incorporated retractable landing gear, allowing for amphibious operation from land or water. Even today—more than seventy years after its first flight—the PBY continues to fly as an air tanker in firefighting operations throughout the world.

 
 
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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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