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AA38407 Corgi   Bristol Blenheim Mk IV - 105 Sqn RAF, Hughie Edwards, Ports £ 0.00
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  Corgi Aviation 1/72 scale AA38407: Bristol Blenheim Mk IV V6028 of 105 Sqn RAF, Hughie Edwards, Ports of Bremen, Germany, July 4th, 1941. Limited Edition of 1,000 models.

Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches

On 4th July 1941 Wing Commander Hughie Edwards led a daylight attack on the port of Bremen, one of the most heavily defended towns in Germany. Flying fifty miles overland, sometimes at a height of only fifty feet, Edwards and his formation of Bristol Blenheims, flew through telegraph wires and under power cables before passing through a dense balloon barrage. Further fire at Bremen itself saw all twelve of his aircraft being hit and four of them destroyed. The attack was successful and the remaining aircraft were all brought home safely. For his role in this remarkable attack Edwards was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Designed in response to a challenge by media mogul Lord Rothermere, who wanted the British to recapture the title of "fastest European civilian aircraft," the Bristol Blenheim first flew as "Britain First" on April 12, 1935. Faster than any fighter then in service with the RAF, the aircraft captured the attention of the Air Ministry, which issued a specification for a bomber version. The Blenheim was used extensively during the early part of WWII and was later adapted as a night fighter. It was one of the first British aircraft to use flaps, retractable landing gear and variable pitch propellers.
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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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