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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA31702
Short Sunderland Diecast Model

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Short Sunderland   7"   9.5"

At the outbreak of war, the RAF had no Transport Command and BOAC was tasked with the rold of air transport in the European Zone. No new aircraft were available, so odd Sunderlands were leased until December 1942 when six Mk. IIIs were officially transferred and converted to basic civilian standards for passenger and cargo carriage. A further six followed in late 1943, including ML725, which was re-registered G-AGHW. The BOAC Sunderlands flew routes from the UK to West Africa, then to Karachi via Cairo, which was extended to Calcutta in May 1944. G-AGHW crashed off the Isle of Wight on 19th November, 1947 and was written-off.

Short Sunderland

Designed to meet an Air Ministry requirement for a general reconnaissance flying boat, the Sunderland was first flown on October 16th, 1937.

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Corgi's 1:144 scale Sunderland is constructed almost entirely of solid diecast metal, a quality common to most of Corgi's 1:144 series aircraft. The wonderfully sculpted sold metal hull features a transparent cockpit window with pad printed windows. Military variants include gunner's positions fitted with sturdy all-metal machine gun barrels, and photo etched metal "stickleback" yagi antennas are found on most releases (see photos). The solid metal wings have outboard floats and separately applied exhaust details behind thinly stamped all-metal propellers. The beaching gear installs quickly and easily for ground display and a multi-positional display stand is included on most models (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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