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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US51202
Bell AH-1G Cobra Diecast Model
USMC

Limited Edition
15000
Pieces Worldwide

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Bell AH-1G Cobra   13.25"   11"

The Cobra attack helicopter was developed as a tank killer for the US military to stop the Soviet tanks in Europe. It proved a very effective fighting machine in the jungles of Vietnam as well, riding shotgun for the slower, more lightly armed Hueys that ferried troops to the field and wounded back from it. The armament of VT 26 follows a standard configuration for a single engined AH-1G, M158 A1 seven shot and M200 A1 19 shot 2.75 inch rocket launchers on each wing with an M134 minigun and grenade launcher in the nose turret. First Lieutenant Mark Austin Byrd flew with HML367 and was the first unit to receive the US Army version of the Cobra, the G model. Read how Mark was able to back up Marines on the ground during a daring raid.

Bell AH-1G Cobra

Designed to meet an urgent US Army requirement for a helicopter gunship, the Bell AH-1 Cobra—sometimes called The Snake—was first flown on September 7th, 1965. Troop-carrying Hueys depended on the Cobra for fire support; it was fast and very maneuverable, and its narrow 38-inch airframe made for a difficult target. Its main armament was its three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun mounted in a chin turret, but it was also capable of using a variety of other weapons including rocket pods, cannon pods, minigun pods and missiles. Replaced by Apaches in the 1990s, the Cobra now serves the US Forest Service as a firefighter.

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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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