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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA31002
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter Diecast Model
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, "Angel of Deliverance"

Limited Edition
4000
Pieces Worldwide

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter   9.25"   11.75"

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is dedicated to honouring the memory and legacy of the Berlin Airlift by preserving several aircraft used in the great event and creating 'Flying Memorials and Classrooms' with the purpose of educating the public. The Foundation purchased this aircraft in 1996, and is planning to create a flying exhibit dedicated to the Berlin Airlift and the Cold War. The C-97G is former USAF C-97G,52-2718 which is one of only 2 remaining airworthy C-97's in the world. It has been repainted in the livery of the sole C-97 used in the 1948 Berlin Airlift with the serial of that machine - 559595 - known as 'Angel of Deliverance'.

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Designed as a long-range airliner for premier services across the Atlantic and the Pacific, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was first flown on July 8, 1947. This luxurious post-war double-decker propeller airliner had a spiral staircase leading to a lower-level lounge and state-of-the-art pressurization, but it was expensive to maintain and operate. Just 56 of the type were built as airliners—the remaining saw service as C-97 military transports or KC-97 tankers. Stratocruisers continued to fly commercially until the 1960s, when the introduction of the Boeing 707 and the de Havilland Comet made them obsolete.

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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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