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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series 49801
Hawker Hunter FGA.Mk 9 Diecast Model
RAF No.79 Sqn, XG228

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Hawker Hunter FGA.Mk 9   7.75"   5.75"

During the Hunter's service in the RAF, it equipped a total of 30 RAF fighter squadrons and was exported to no less than 19 other nations. Total production of Hunter aircraft of all marks was just under 2,000. XG228 was the last operational Hawker Hunter to serve with the Royal Air Force, last seeing service with No.79 Squadron, 1 Tactical Weapons Unit at Brawdy, South Wales, until being retired in 1984 and scrapped three years later. It first flew on 2nd October 1956 as an F.Mk.6 and joined No.92 Squadron. In 1965 it was converted to an FGA.Mk.9 and joined No.229 OCU at Chivenor, before transferring to Brawdy with No.79 Sqn/1TWU in 1978.

Hawker Hunter FGA.Mk 9

Designed to exceed the performance of the straight-wing carrier-based Hawker Sea Hawk, the Hawker Hunter first flew on July 21, 1951. Early versions of this swept-wing aircraft suffered from a host of problems such as a short range (maximum flight endurance was only about one hour) and an unreliable engine, but a series of refinements resulted in an aircraft that went on to become history's longest-serving British jet fighter, with almost 50 years on the front lines. The Hunter's high power-to-weight ratio and improvements in armament and fuel capacity made it an appealing export, and during its service history it was operated by 19 different nations.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Hunter series spans the long history of this aircraft, from its use during the cold war to its role in military aerobatics. The model is heavy, constructed with only the smallest amount of plastic. The canopy is removable, revealing an intricately detailed pilot figure. Large port collector blisters are easily seen below the cockpit, with four cannon ports located forward. The ventral mounted speed brake is easy to configure in either deployed or closed configurations. Keyed landing gear provides an uncomplicated configuration for ground display. F9 and late F6 variants feature housing over the tailpipe for the braking parachute.

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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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