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51209 Corgi   AH-1G Cobra - US Army Disruptive Camouflage Scheme (1/48) £ 38.99
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  Corgi Aviation AA51209 is this superb 1/48 scale model of Bell AH-1G Cobra of the US Army in post Vietnam South East Asia disruptive camouflage scheme, 1973. This is a Legends model in a plastic blister, but otherwise identical to the limited edition models. Length 13.25 inches Rotor Span 11 inches

Bell built 1,116 AH-1Gs for the US Army between 1967 and 1973, and the Cobras chalked up over a million operational hours in Vietnam. During the post-Vietnam War period, a number of AH-1Gs were painted in unusual schemes or in the familiar USAF Southeast Asia scheme as depicted here. This AH-1G also continued the use of the trademark shark mouth.

Designed to meet an urgent US Army requirement for a helicopter gunship, the Bell AH-1 CobraŚsometimes called The SnakeŚwas first flown on September 7th, 1965. Troop-carrying Hueys depended on the Cobra for fire support; it was fast and very maneuverable, and its narrow 38-inch airframe made for a difficult target. Its main armament was its three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun mounted in a chin turret, but it was also capable of using a variety of other weapons including rocket pods, cannon pods, minigun pods and missiles. Replaced by Apaches in the 1990s, the Cobra now serves the US Forest Service as a firefighter.
 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

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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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