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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series 47607
Vickers Viscount 800 Diecast Model
BEA

Limited Edition
3000
Pieces Worldwide

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Vickers Viscount 800   7.25"   7.75"

G-AOHH was the eigth Viscount 806 for BEA, being first flown on 15th February 1957 and delivered 18 days later. G-AOHH as a member of BEAs Discovery class was name Sir Robert McClure. They were the airline's most prestigious aircraft for a few years until the introduction of the DH Comet 4B on 1st April 1960. The fleet went through several changes of livery and as modelled here is in the second of these, the so-called Red Square theme.

Vickers Viscount 800

Designed as a medium-range pressurized turboprop aircraft, the Vickers Viscount first flew on July 16, 1948. As the world's first turboprop airliner, the Viscount filled a need for passenger transport on less popular routes. The early 630 design could carry 32 passengers, but it was ultimately rejected because of high per-passenger costs that made it impractical for commercial purposes. The redesigned 700 could carry up to 48 passengers, and the later Type 800 "Super Viscount" added an extra 23 passengers for a total of 71. The Viscount remained in airline service until 1985, when it became primarily a charter service aircraft.

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Corgi's 1:144 scale Vickers Vicount is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic, a quality common to most of Corgi's 1:144 series aircraft. The top portion of the model's fuselage is cast as one solid piece, and pad-printed windows and doors provide a seamless touch that does not interrupt the lines of the aircraft. The tail and wing with integrated engine nacelles and thinly stamped propellers are solid diecast metal. The series includes the early smaller 700 variant with circular boarding doors and the stretched 800 variant with square boarding doors. Wheels-down configuration of the model is easy with landing gear that installs quickly, and air stairs are included for enhanced ground display (on most releases; see photos).

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane 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 library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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