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32809 Corgi   Mosquito FB.Mk IV - 235 Sqn RAF, D-Day, June 6th 1944 £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA32809: de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk IV of 235 Sqn RAF, D-Day, June 6th 1944. Limited Edition of 3,000 pieces.

Length 6.75 inches Wingspan 9 inches

The new Coastal Command camouflage scheme for strike aircraft was first introduced in in March 1944 when Special Coastal Duties Scheme A was amended to be Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky to Pattern No., with Extra Dark Sea Grey spinners and no additional recognition markings. Serial numbers were to be Night and roundels standard National marking I on upper surfaces and National marking III on the fuselage. In April 1944 SHAEF Operational Memorandum introduced the distinctive black and white striping which were to be applied to all US and British aircraft to make them more easily identified as 'friendly' by ground and naval forces below during the D-Day, June 6th 1944 landings at Normandy in June 1944 and for operations after. This was to become effective on the day of the assault and thereafter until deemed advisable to change.

Designed in a private venture as a high-altitude, high-speed unarmed bomber, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was first flown on November 25th, 1940. The Mosquito was one of the most successful aircraft of the Second World War. Only the Ju 88 could rival its versatility. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the all-wood Mosquito was as fast as a fighter and could carry the payload of a medium bomber. During its lifetime, the Mosquito was used in varying roles, which included night fighter and ground attack. It carried radar systems and cannons, and there was even a carrier landing version.
 
 
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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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