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36903 Corgi   Junkers Ju 52 - G-AFAP, British Airways, London Gatwick 1936 £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1:72 Scale AA36903: Junkers Ju 52 G-AFAP of British Airways, London Gatwick Airport, England, 1936. Limited Edition of only 1160 Pieces.

Length 10.25 inches Wingspan 16 inches

British Airways Ltd was a private airline company operating in Europe in the 1930s. It was first formed as Allied British Airways in October 1935 by he merger of Spartan Air Lines and United Airways (no relation to the US arrier United Airlines). It rapidly acquired Hillman's Airways, adopted its affinitive name and transferred its UK base to the new Gatwick Airport. Its corporate emblem was a winged lion. Initially equipped with a mixture of aircraft, including the de Havilland Express and three Junkers Ju 52s, it rapidly expanded and established services.

The Ju-52 entered service in April 1931 as a troop transport and bomber. During the Spanish Civil War, it ferried troops from Morocco to Spain and dropped some 6,000 tons of bombs. The three-engine Ju-52 served as a 17-passenger airliner for many nations, most famously with the German Lufthansa. Nicknamed "Iron Annie," the Ju 52 was built of strong corrugated metal. For air defense and tactical ground support it was armed with multiple machine guns and was fitted with bomb racks capable of carrying 3,307 lbs of bombs. During WWII, 5,000 Ju-52s served in all fronts in a variety of roles, from troop transport to mine-laying.
 
 
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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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