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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA27201
Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2 Diecast Model
Vulcan to the Sky Trust, XH558, Buntingthorpe Airfield, England, October 2007

Limited Edition
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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2   16.75"   18.5"

After the disbanding of the last Vulcan squadron in 1984 and the subsequent grounding of the Vulcan Display Flight in 1992, the skies over England were deprived of the unique sight and sound of the Avro Vulcan. This was rectified in October 2007 when after years of hard work the ‘Vulcan to the Sky Trust' succeeded in having a Vulcan grace UK skies once more. Various CAA approvals had to be sought and many observers thought that it would never happen but, thanks to tireless fund raising and countless man hours of hard work by the team, XH558 took to the air once more. This was the same aircraft that had been grounded in 1992, having spent the time in-between performing taxi runs and being meticulously looked after, in preparation for returning to its proper place, in the air.

Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2

Designed to meet an Air Ministry specification for a high-speed, high-altitude, long-range nuclear bomber, the Avro Vulcan was first flown on August 30, 1952. Though revolutionary, the Vulcan's original delta wing tailless design was an unknown quantity. The first prototype crashed in the fall of 1949 and the early straight leading edge design was later modified to kink towards the wingtip, giving the service aircraft superior flying characteristics. Carrying Britain's first nuclear weapon (the Blue Danube), the Vulcan's original role was nuclear deterrence, but it was later modified for air-to-air refueling missions and maritime radar reconnaissance.

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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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