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31702 Corgi   Short Sunderland - G-AGHW, wartime camouflaged BOAC £ 44.99
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA31702: Short Sunderland in wartime camouflaged BOAC livery. Limited Edition of 2,700.

Length 7 inches Wingspan 9.5 inches

At the outbreak of war, the RAF had no Transport Command and BOAC was tasked with the role of air transport in the European Zone. No new aircraft were available, so odd Sunderlands were leased until December 1942 when six Mk. IIIs were officially transferred and converted to basic civilian standards for passenger and cargo carriage. A further six followed in late 1943, including ML725, which was re-registered G-AGHW. The BOAC Sunderlands flew routes from the UK to West Africa, then to Karachi via Cairo, which was extended to Calcutta in May 1944. G-AGHW crashed off the Isle of Wight on 19th November, 1947 and was written-off.

Designed to meet an Air Ministry requirement for a general reconnaissance flying boat, the Sunderland was first flown on October 16th, 1937.
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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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