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35309 Corgi   B-25 Mitchell - 180 Sqn RAF, Norfolk, Late 1943 £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1:72 Scale AA35309: North American B-25 Mitchell serial KL218 of 180 Sqn RAF, Northwestern Europe, Late 1943. Limited Edition of only 1010 Pieces.

Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 11.25 inches

180 Squadron Royal Air Force was formed at West Raynham, Norfolk, in September 1942 as a light-bomber squadron equipped with North American Mitchells. Early in October it moved to Foulsham also in Norfolk and it was from there, on January 22, 1943, that it flew its first operational mission against the enemy a raid on oil targets at Erneuzen (Ghent) in Belgium. Of the six aircraft which took part in the raid, two failed to return.

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

(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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