Home    Contact 

  PLANE CRAZY Registered Corgi dealer

 Terms   Search  
 1/144 Civil   1/144 Military   1/72 WW2   1/72 Jet   Other Corgi   Non Corgi 

Corgi aviation archive model details

 
 Back to full list->     Ask question about model->   

Code

Make

Description

Price

27501 Corgi   Sunderland MkIII - EJ134, 461 Squadron RAAF (3,000) 1/72 £
      Out of stock
     
  Huge 1/72 scale model of Short Sunderland MkIII serial EJ134 of 461 Squadron RAAF 1943. Includes several features such as sliding rearward nose turret for mooring, sliding outward depth charches on the underwing and rotating turrets with moving guns. Complete with optional beach landing gear and stand. Limited edition of 3,000 pieces. Wingspan 470mm.

Built at Short Brothers in Kent, Sunderland EJ134 joined No.461 Squadron RAAF on 31st December 1942 at Hamworthy Junction in Dorset. On 2nd June 1943, with its famous call sign “N for Nuts” and piloted by Flight Lt. Colin Walker, it set out over the Bay of Biscay conducting a routine anti-submarine patrol. The crew had been ordered to look out for survivors of a KLM civil airliner when they came under fire by no fewer than eight Junkers JU 88s of the Luftwaffe’s 13/KG40 in what was to be the first of at least twenty separate attacks that would last forty-five minutes. The aircraft was severely damaged from the attacks, but it had a trick up its sleeve in its two 50. caliber machine guns and shot down at least three of the enemy aircraft before the crew navigated the dying plane back to Britain where they ditched just off the beach of Praa Sands.
 
 
Picture of model:-
 

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).
 
 
Copyright 2003-2017 Chris Lem Models