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32401 Corgi   Harrier GR3 - 1 Sqn RAF Falklands War (Hendon Museum) £
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1:72 Scale AA32401: BAe Harrier GR.Mk 3 of 1(F) Sqn, Falkland Islands, Falklands Conflict, 1982. Currently on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

Length 7.75 inches Wingspan 4.25 inches

The Harrier has been developed through the Kestrel and Harrier GR.Mk.1 to the improved GR.Mk.3 to today's GR.7 varient. This model depicts Harrier GR.3 XZ997 code '32', which served with 1(F) Squadron Royal Air Force, based at Wittering, Cambridgeshire. During the Falkland Islands conflict with Argentina, Harriers were flown to Wideawake on Ascension Island, refuelled by Victor tanker aircraft. XZ997 was among them and flew there on 4th May 1982. Piloted by Squadron Leader Iveson and subsquently by Wg.Cdr.Squire, the aircraft continued making attacks using Laser-Guided Bombs in the Port Stanley area.

Designed to meet a NATO specification for a light tactical support fighter that was also capable of Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL), the Harrier first flew in 1960. This unique aircraft has the distinction of being the only successful V/STOL design out of the many that were put forth during the 1960s. There are four different versions of the Harrier, which uses thrust vectoring to achieve V/STOL: the first generation Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the Naval strike/air defense BAE Sea Harrier, the US AV-8B Harrier II variant and the British BAE Harrier II. The Harrier was produced between 1969 and 2003.
 
 
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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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