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30503 Corgi   Viscount 800 - G-APIM, British Air Ferries (2,100 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  Vickers Viscount 800 G-APIM in the superb livery of British Air Ferries. Limited edition of only 2,100 from May 2001, this is an extremely popular model and very hard to find. Length 7.25 inches, Wingspan 7.75 inches.

G-APIM was built at Weybridge and was delivered new to BEA on 23rd June 1958. In Nov.1971 it was sold to Cambrian Airways which was merged into British Airways on 31st July 1973. Withdrawn from service at Cardiff in April 1982 and stored for two years,? it was? bought by southern - based British Air Ferries in January 1984. As an acknowledgement to aviation artist and propliner enthusiast Stephen Piercey, the aircraft was named "Viscount Stephen Piercey" and is on display at the Brooklands Museum.

The Vickers Viscount was a British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. It would go on to be one of the most successful of the first generation postwar transports, with 445 being built.

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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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