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31704 Corgi   Sunderland Mk1 - N9046/ KG-F, 204 Sqn RAF (2,100 ONLY) £
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  Excellent model of Short Sunderland Mk1 N9046/KG-F of 204 Sqn RAF. Limited edition of only 2,100 pieces, of which several hundred were de-certificated.

This aircraft earned the Sunderland the German nickname "Fliegended Stachtelschwein" (Flying Porcupine)as it fought off 2, then 4 and finally 6 Ju88s while protecting a convoy. Pilot Flt Lt Frank Philips was awarded the DFC and tail gunner Cpl Lillie the DFM for this action. Lillie shot down a Ju88 and forced another to crash. Superb looking model in early World War 2 livery. Now hard to find.

The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) by Short Brothers. It took its service name from the town (latterly, city) and port of Sunderland in northeast England.

Based in part upon the S.23 Empire flying boat, the flagship of Imperial Airways, the S.25 was extensively re-engineered for military service. It was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout the Second World War, and was involved in countering the threat posed by German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic. RAF Sunderlands also saw service throughout the Korean War and continued in service until 1959. Sunderlands remained in service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) until 1967.

Corgi's 1:144 scale Sunderland is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal, a quality common to most of Corgi's 1:144 series aircraft. The wonderfully sculpted sold metal hull features a transparent cockpit window with pad printed windows. Military variants include gunner's positions fitted with sturdy all-metal machine gun barrels. The solid metal wings have outboard floats and separately applied exhaust details behind thinly stamped all-metal propellers. The beaching gear installs quickly and easily for ground display and a multi-positional display stand is included.
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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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