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33407 Corgi   Sea King Mk 50 - 817 Sqn Royal Australian Navy (2,300 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA33407: Westland Sea King Mk 50 in the superb livery of
817 Sqn Royal Australian Navy. Limited edition of only 2,300 pieces, now hard to find.

The Royal Australian Navy ordered twelve Sea King helicopters. built by Westland at Yeovil, England, which were designated HAS.Mk.50, being an export version of the Royal Navy's HAS.Mk.2, with the addition of a ship-to-air refuelling system. An Ekco AW391 search radar is fitted in a dorsal radome and four Mk.44 homing torpedoes can be carried. Two 1535 shp Gnome H. 1400-1 turboshafts and a six-bladed tail rotor power this variant. In 1991, 817 Squadron commemorated its 50th anniversary by painting one of its Sea Kings in this special livery, which incorporates the squadron badge.

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for an all-weather amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King first flew on March 11, 1959. Originally a submarine hunter-killer, the Sea King has since been used in a variety of operations, from search and rescue, executive transport and communications to anti-ship and airborne early warning. Its five main rotor blades and tail section fold for stowage aboard aircraft carriers, and its hull can remain temporarily watertight for water landings—a risky maneuver attempted only in emergencies. When deployed by aircraft carriers, Sea Kings serve as plane guard and are the first in the air and the last to return.
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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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