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35303 Corgi   B-25J Mitchell - Outa' Hell, 499th BS, USAAF 1945 £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1:72 Scale AA35303: North American B-25J Mitchell serial 44-29600 Bats Outa' Hell of the 499th BS, 345th BG, USAAF New Guinea, 1945.
Limited Edition of 1420 Pieces

Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 11.25 inches

Assigned to the 5th Air Force, the 345th 'Air Apaches' entered combat on June 30, 1943 from New Guinea. Missions flown were: Bombing/strafing airfields and installations, attacking shipping, supporting ground forces, dropping supplies and flying courier and reconnaissance missions. The 499th Bombardment Squadron were commonly known as 'Bats Outa' Hell' due to their brightly painted nose scheme depicting a bats head. Seen here in the less common bare metal finish, this was one of the most famous and intimidating nose art schemes of the Second World War.

Originally designed as an attack bomber for export to France and the UK, the B-25 Mitchell was first flown on August 19, 1940. Rejected by the countries it was designed for in favor of the new Douglas DB-7, the B-25 later entered service with the Army Air Corps as a medium bomber. Early in its service career, the B-25 became famous for its role in the Doolittle Raid. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were built by North American Aviation, and the aircraft's service spanned four decades. Named for aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell, the B-25 is the only US military aircraft to bear the name of an individual person.
 
 
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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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