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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA32809
de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk IV Diecast Model
RAF No.235 Sqn, D-Day, June 6th 1944

Limited Edition
3000
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk IV   6.75"   9"

The new Coastal Command camouflage scheme for strike aircraft was first introduced in in March 1944 when Special Coastal Duties Scheme A was amended to be Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky to Pattern No., with Extra Dark Sea Grey spinners and no additional recognition markings. Serial numbers were to be Night and roundels standard National marking I on upper surfaces and National marking III on the fuselage. In April 1944 SHAEF Operational Memorandum introduced the distinctive black and white striping which were to be applied to all US and British aircraft to make them more easily identified as 'friendly' by ground and naval forces below during the D-Day, June 6th 1944 landings at Normandy in June 1944 and for operations after. This was to become effective on the day of the assault and thereafter until deemed advisable to change.

de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk IV

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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