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34601 Corgi   Mosquito B.Mk XVI - Moncton Express III, 692 Pathfinder Sqn £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation Archive 1/32 scale AA34601: de Havilland Mosquito B.Mk XVI Moncton Express III of 692 Pathfinder Sqn, 8 Group, RAF, September 1944. With ground crew figures and cookie bomb on transporting trailer.

Length 15.5 inches Wingspan 20.25 inches

The gallantry of the Pathfinder Force is legendary and its contribution to the war effort immense, perfecting as it did techniques for precision main force bombing. Probably the greatest of many successes was its part in the sustained Battle of the Ruhr. The PFF flew individual sorties against some three thousand four hundred and forty targets. At least three thousand seven hundred and twenty seven members were killed on operations. Moncton Express 111 was the third and last aircraft to bear this name, predominantly the mount of Fit. Lts. Andy Lockhart and Ralph Wood during their tour of fifty operations, flown between July and November 1944. The first Moncton Express (P3-J) was very badly damaged by cannon fire whilst being flown by another crew. Lockhart and Wood used Moncton Express II (P3-A) for the first time on 8th September when they flew to Nuremberg.

Designed in a private venture as a high-altitude, high-speed unarmed bomber, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was first flown on November 25th, 1940. The Mosquito was one of the most successful aircraft of the Second World War. Only the Ju 88 could rival its versatility. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the all-wood Mosquito was as fast as a fighter and could carry the payload of a medium bomber. During its lifetime, the Mosquito was used in varying roles, which included night fighter and ground attack. It carried radar systems and cannons, and there was even a carrier landing version.
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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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