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34501 Corgi   The Wright Flyer - First Powered Flight 1903 1/32 Scale £ 44.99
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  1/32-scale model of the Wright Brothers' "Wright Flyer" aircraft with a satisfying fifteen-inch wingspan, produced by Corgi in 2003 to commemorate the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic flight in 1903. An essential part of any Aviation collection.

On 17th December 1903 at Kill Devil Hill, near Kitty Hawk, N. Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history. At approximately 10:45 a.m. Orville Wright, supported by his brother Wilbur on the ground, became the first man in history to make a sustained, controlled, powered flight. The first flight lasted just 12 seconds, and covered a distance of one hundred and twenty feet. Its significance, however, was to change the course of history forever. Acclaim and financial success followed for the two brothers, who less than ten years before had set up their own bicycle business. Other pioneers in both the United states and England were inspired by their achievements and the development of aviation continued apace, eventually to become the massive aerospace industry that we know today
 
 
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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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