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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends AA30510
Vickers Viscount 800 Diecast Model
BEA Scottish Airways, G-AOJC, London Gatwick Airport, England, 1972

Limited Edition
1300
Pieces Worldwide

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

Based at London Heathrow, BEA flew Viscounts to all major destinations throughout Europe from the late 1950s until they were finally retired in the mid 1970s. The airline went through three major livery changes throughout its life and this colour scheme was implemented in 1968. On 1 st November 1971, the entire fleet of V.802s was split up into BEA Channel Islands and BEA Scottish Airways divisions, with 12 being operated by the former and 9 by the latter, including G-AOJC.

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 Legends

The Corgi "Legends" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

Corgi "Legends" 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.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic ordnance loads complete with placards.

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