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32016 Corgi   Sea Hurricane - 880 NAS, RN, HMS Indomitable 1942 £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive AA32016: Hawker Sea Hurricane serial Z7015 of 880 NAS, RNFAA based on the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable, May 1942. Limited Edition of 2001 Pieces.

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches

Following the early success of the Hawker Hurricane in RAF service during the Battle of Britain, the Royal Navy decided to introduce the Sea Hurricane as protection for the Atlantic convoys. Hurricane Z7015 was built by Canadian Car & Foundry at its Ontario plant during1940 as a Mk.I. and after flight testing was shipped to the UK. In June 1941, it was converted to Sea Hurricane 1b standard and had a patchy wartime flying career until 1943, when it was delivered to Loughborough College as an instructional airframe. It remained there until it was transferred to the Shuttleworth Collection in 1961. In the early 1970's the first of several restoration attempts started, but it wasn't until February 1986 that a Shuttleworth team began work in earnest. Thiseventually led to the first flight of the world's ONLY airworthy Sea Hurricane 1b, in the hands of pilot Andy Sephton, in September 1995. The aircraft files today in the colours of No.880 squadron, Fleet Air Arm, on HMS Indomitable. It is allocated the civilian registration letters G-BKTH, but does not wear them.

Hawker Sea Hurricane
Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.
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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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