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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA32803
de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk II Diecast Model
RAF No.141 Sqn

Limited Edition
5400
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk II   6.75"   9"

Night Fighter DZ726 was fitted with A.I.Radar and Serrate, a system that could get a fix on the German Lichtenstein Radar from a range of around 100 miles. These aircraft carried no machine guns, only cannon. This aircraft, flown by Flg.Offs.Harry White DFC and Michael Allen DFC shot down an He177 during February 1944. Originally issued to 410 Sqn., DZ726 was damaged when it was flown through HT cables over Holland (bringing back over 300 feet of cable wrapped round the wings and tail!). After repairs at Hatfield, she was re-issued to 141 on 18th Oct 1943 who used NF MkII variants until Sept 1945. The aircraft was lost without trace during an A.I. exercise on 16 May 1944.

141 Squadron was formed in Oct 1943 and was based initially at Wittering, they also operated from West Raynham, Little Snoring, Coltishall and Church Fenton. The Squadron code was TW, their motto was: Caedimus nocto - We stand by night. 141 Squadron claimed a Bf.110 as damaged on the first 100th Group operation on the 17th December. The main task was to seek out enemy targets over Germany and provide RAF bomber support. The Mosquitoes replaced the squadrons Beaufighters after initial trials proved this aircraft unsuitable for the job.

de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk II

Designed in a private venture as a high-altitude, high-speed unarmed bomber, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was first flown on November 25th, 1940. The Mosquito was one of the most successful aircraft of the Second World War. Only the Ju 88 could rival its versatility. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the all-wood Mosquito was as fast as a fighter and could carry the payload of a medium bomber. During its lifetime, the Mosquito was used in varying roles, which included night fighter and ground attack. It carried radar systems and cannons, and there was even a carrier landing version.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Mosquitoes are highly prized by collectors. Each of these highly accurate replicas includes a large birdcage canopy that provides for easy viewing of crew figures. The landing gear installs quickly and locks in place for ground display. The air and oil coolant radiator ducts can be quickly configured for display in the open or closed positions. Fighter/bomber releases feature four machine guns barrels mounted on the nose and four 20mm cannon ports below the nose. Bomber and photo-reconnaissance variants do not include cannons, featuring instead transparent noses.

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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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