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32911 Corgi   Boeing VC-137A Stratolifter - USAF MATS. (1,900 ONLY) £ 39.95
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  Being VC-137A Stratolifter of 1254th Air Transport Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, USAF MATS in 1959. Excellent looking limited edition model of only 1,900 pieces from Jun 03, has to be seen to be appreciated and offered at a BARGAIN PRICE!

Length 12.75 inches Wingspan 12.25 inches

Three standard Boeing 707-153s were bought by the USAF for Presidential and VIP transport and were the first jet military transports so utilised. 58-6970 (construction number 17925) was the first of these, making its first flight on 7th April 1959 and being delivered to the 1298th Air Transport Squadron/1254th Air Transport Wing of the U.S. Air Force Military Air Transport Service at Andrews AFB, near Washington, DC., on 4th May 1959. The aircraft were later transferred to the 89th Military Airlift Wing. A special communication station was located forward, ahead of an eight-seat passenger compartment. The centre cabin was arranged as an airborne headquarters, with conference table, swivel chairs, film projection equipment, and divans convertible to beds. The aft compartment contained 14 reclining passenger seats. Three galleys and two dressing rooms were provided. There was passenger accommodation for up to 40, with flight crew and cabin attendants numbering 18. This aircraft was often used to transport the President of the United States, when it was known as Air Force One and was in use prior to the delivery of the blue-painted VC-137C 'Air Force One' (also available as a Corgi model). In 1963. these aircraft were redesignated VC-137B following installation of JT3D turbofans. By July 2000, '86970' had been retired and was delivered to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, Seattle and can be seen on display there 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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