Corgi Aviation 1:72 B25 Mitchell II 180 Sqdn NW Europe 1943 RAF WW2 AA35309

Corgi 1:72 Aviation Archive Model No. AA35309

World War 2

North American B25 Mitchell II - 180 Sqdn RAF

Northwestern Europe - Late 1943

This auction is for a perfect, as new 1:72 scale model of a B25 Bomber .

This beautiful model is in olive drab livery with yellow detailing , working propellors , wing mounted machine guns , visible cockpit with pilot figures , moveable gun turrets , RAF roundel decals , moveable undercariage , and beautiful detail as expected from this excellent collection

*** Limited Edition Model No.204 of only 1010 produced , cert included ***

P resented in a presentation case with cardboard outer, as new , still in original packaging , never disaplayed , box may have minor shelf marks

No. 180 Squadron was formed at West Raynham, Norfolk, in n September 1942 as a light-bomber squadron equipped with North American Mitchells. Early in October it moved o Foulsham — also in Norfolk — and it was from there, on January 22, 1943, that it flew its first operational mission against the enemy — a raid on oil targets at Erneuzen (Ghent) in Belgium. Of the six aircraft which took part in the raid, two failed to return.

North American B-25 Mitchell

Originally designed as an attack bomber for export to France and the UK, the B-25 Mitchell was

Corgi's 1:72 scale B-25 series includes many variants, with features such as large greenhouse birdcage nose canopies and different engine cowlings. The most notable feature of this series is the variety of defensive and offensive gun emplacements found in each release, such as different tail gunner configurations, top turret positions and waist gunner positions. Additionally, different side-mounted guns on the sides of the fuselage used for strafing runs, waist gunners and a non-extendable ball turret are also featured on some releases. The bomb doors open to reveal two detailed 1,000 lb bombs and a nicely detailed bomb bay.

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.

Ive tried to keep postage as low as possible, postage also discounted for multiple wins

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