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38406 Corgi   Blenheim Mk1 - 62 Sqn RAF Butterworth.Arthur Scarf VC (1000) £ 0.00
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  Bristol Blenheim Mk1 of 62 Sqn, RAF Butterworth, Penang in 1941. This example was flown by Arthur Scarf, who was awarded the Victoria Cross while flying the aircraft. Limited edition of only 1,000 pieces, with uniquely numbered card. Sold out at launch and already hard to find. Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches

When the rest of his Force was destroyed by Japanese aircraft on takeoff Squadron Leader Scarf continued to attack the invading Japanese forces at Singora alone. He was Attacked by fighters on the way to and from the raid and did not survive his wounds. He was posthumously awarded the V.C. in 1946.

Although only entering RAF service in 1937 by the outbreak of the Second World War very few Blenheim 1s remained in service with UK-based bomber squadrons, most having been superseded in the bomber role by the much improved MkIV. However the Mk1 continued in service as conversion and crew trainers with OTUs.

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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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