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31310 Corgi   C-130 Hercules - Delta Air Lines, Legends (1,300 ONLY) £ 34.95
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA31310: Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the attractive livery of Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA, 1966. This is a legends series model with fixed lowered undercarriage in a plastic blister box with display stand. Unusually for a legends model this is also a limited edition of only 1,300 pieces, complete with uniquely numbered certificate. Please note: the plastic blister is not perfect with a light crease, but the model is in good order.

A handful of civilian versions of the famous military Lockheed C-130 Hercules was delivered in the mid-1960s, designated L-100, including N9259R (c/n 4176) which was delivered in October 1966. In December 1968, it was "stretched" to L-100-20 configuration with a longer fuselage and continued in service with Delta until being sold in September 1973.

Designed to function as a troop, medical evacuation and cargo transport aircraft, the C-130 Hercules was first flown on August 23rd, 1954. Built by Lockheed and capable of over 40,000 lbs of payload, this four-engine turboprop aircraft is quite possibly the most versatile tactical transport in existence. Its modern roles include airlift and airdrop, electronic surveillance, search and rescue, space-capsule recovery, helicopter refueling and aerial attack. Capable of takeoffs and landings from unprepared runways, the C-130 has even landed and taken off from a carrier deck without benefit of arresting gear or catapults.
 
 
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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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