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35307 Corgi   B-25 Mitchell - Lassie, VMB-433, USMC & Crew Figures £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1:72 Scale US35307: North American B-25 Mitchell "Lassie" of VMB-433, US Marine Corps, Solomon Islands 1944. Complete with 5 Crew Figures. Limited Edition of 1610 Pieces. Now really hard to find.

Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 11.25 inches

Formed in September 1943, VMB-433 was one of 16 Marine Corps units to be equipped with PBJ-1s in WWII some 706 were delivered to the USMC by North American. Seven of these units would see action with the aircraft in the Southwest Pacific in the hot and bloody war fought against the Japanese in the Solomon Islands chain. VMB-433 commenced combat operations with MAG-61 on Green Island in July 1944, flying dreaded night bombing missions. The unit remained in action until February 1945, when it returned to the US and was deactivated. This particular aircraft was one of the very few PBJs to be adorned with nose art an uncommon practice in the Marine Corps in WWII.

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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