Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast Model
GAF Canberra Mk.20 – No. 2 Squadron, RAAF, Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam, 1969
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.9". Wingspan: 10.7"
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During the Vietnam War, eight Royal Australian Air Force Canberra’s from 2 Squadron operated under a memorandum of understanding between the RAAF and the USAF, operating from Phan Rang AB in central South Vietnam, attached for the duration to the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force. These aircraft would provide crucial additional strike support for US units and were requested because of the aircraft's endurance, bombing accuracy and ability to operate below the notoriously low cloud bases which often affected this region, if required.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed aircraft markings
Optional extended landing gear
The first RAAF Canberra arrived at Phan Rang AB on April 16, 1967 having made the two hour transit flight from its base at Butterworth in Malaysia and the eight allocated aircraft would go on to serve with distinction during a four year period operating in support of the Vietnam War. With both RAAF air and ground crews operating at maximum efficiency, the Australian Canberra’s posted a serviceability rate of 97%, but perhaps even more impressive than this, despite only flying 6% of the USAF 35th TFW's operational sorties during the conflict, they managed to inflict 16% of the damage inflicted. By the time No.2 Squadron returned to Australia in 1971, they had become the final operational Canberra unit in the RAAF.
The English Electric Canberra is a British first generation jet-powered light bomber used by the Royal Air Force and several other nations. It was developed as a successor to the de Havilland Mosquito. The Canberra was first flown on May 13, 1949 and entered service starting in January 1951 with 101 Squadron RAF. In addition to its role as a nuclear strike aircraft, it was used as a tactical bomber and for photographic and electronic reconnaissance. The Canberra was built in 27 versions that equipped 35 RAF squadrons and was exported to more than 15 countries. The RAF retired the Canberra in 2006, 57 years after its first flight. A total of 901 were manufactured in the United Kingdom, out of a world production of 1,352.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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