The Flying Mule Homepage
Contact Us
Search
for
Pay no Sales Tax
FREE Shipping*    Cart Empty $0.00
US Orders $100 or more Economy Shipping:  $0.00
  Total:  $0.00
           
 
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Personal Checks and Money Orders
Code: CG-AA34705    Add to wishlist
Status: Sold out - Discontinued
We regret this item is no longer available for sale. Please see the product description for links to similar items we still have available.

Corgi Aviation Archive Legends AA34705
English Electric Canberra B.Mk 2 Diecast Model
Air Atlantic Historic Flight, Coventry, England, 2004

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
English Electric Canberra B.Mk 2   11"   11.25"

Delivered to the RAF in 19S5, this B.2 went almost immediately to Armstrong Siddeley at Bitteswell for installation of Sapphire Sa 7s and then on to Napier's works at Luton Airport. At Napier's, the Double Scorpion was fitted into the rear of the bomb-bay. This rocket motor was being developed as a power-booster for the English Electric Co's P.1 (the prototype Lightning). In August 1957, WK163 captured the World Altitude Record of 70,310 ft. WK 163 was the first Radar Research Flying Unit Canberra to be handed over to the Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford in 1976. Canberra B2/6 WK163 was bought at auction in 1994 by Classic Aviation Projects, the brainchild of aviation enthusiasts Peter and Frances Gill, whose sole aim was to preserve an aircraft type that was rapidly disappearing from the skies. This aircraft is preserved by "Classic Aircraft Projects" (Coventry Airport). CAP maintain it in good flying condition and have hangarage for their historic Canberra at Bagington (Coventry Airport) courtesy of Air Atlantique. As a privately-owned aircraft, it is registered G-BVWC, but is allowed to fly under permit in military markings.

English Electric Canberra B.Mk 2

Designed s a successor to the de Havilland Mosquito, the English Electric Canberra was first flown on May 13, 1949. Like the Mosquito, this high-altitude, high-speed bomber had no defensive armament. Instead, it was designed with room only for a large bomb load and two powerful jet engines, and with a state-of-the-art aerodynamic shape and the speed to avoid airborne conflict altogether. Its design was so adaptable that its role was expanded to include tactical bombing and reconnaissance. It set a world altitude record in 1957 and served for an astonishing 57 years, retiring in 2006.

Copyright 2003-2014 The Flying Mule, Inc.

Corgi's 1:72 scale Canberra is one of the largest of any jet models available in this scale, similar in size to a WWII heavy bomber. The massive wing with its long integrated engine nacelles features turbofan and exhaust details at the rear. The robust landing gear with actuator and is easy to install and locks into place for ground display. The nose has a transparent bomb-aimers window, a large bubble fighter-style canopy and a pilot figure. The series includes both early and late variants with a heavily offset tear drop canopy featured on the later variant.

Copyright 2003-2014 The Flying Mule, Inc.

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.

Copyright 2003-2014 The Flying Mule, Inc.

Recently viewed products:
 
Help  Contact Us  Newsletter  Collections  Product List  Privacy  Site Map 

All Text and Images Copyright The Flying Mule, Inc.