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Wellington Mk.VIII Model, RAF, No. 221 Squadron - Corgi AA34804


Wellington Mk.VIII Model, RAF, No. 221 Squadron - Corgi AA34804 - click to enlarge
Wellington Mk.VIII Model, RAF, No. 221 Squadron - Corgi AA34804 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA34804
$99.95
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Description

Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Vickers Wellington Mk.VIII HX604:X, No. 221 Squadron, Special Duties Flight, RAF, Malta, 1941

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.75,  Wingspan: 14.25



Limited Edition of 1790 Models Worldwide


Malta was critical to Allied operations in the Middle East because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean Sea. Lying between Italy and North Africa, it was the perfect place from which to attack Axis shipping heading to Libya. It is no coincidence that whenever Axis attacks on the island intensified, Axis fortunes in North Africa improved. Working with the Royal Navy, steadily increasing numbers of RAF bombers, including; Wellingtons, Blenheims, Beauforts and attack aircraft like the Beaufighter played a crucial role in attacking enemy shipping. Wellington HX604 flew with No. 221 Squadron, Special Duties Flight, from late 1941 and was painted in a scheme of extra dark sea grey and dark slate grey upper surfaces with a black underside specifically for this theatre of operations.

The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engine, long range, medium bomber operated by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries during World War II. The prototype was first flown on June 15, 1936 with the production version entering service with No. 9 Squadron RAF in October 1938. The Wellington was widely used as a night bomber in the early years of the war, before being displaced by larger four-engine bombers such as the Avro Lancaster. But, it continued to serve throughout the war in other roles particularly as an anti-submarine aircraft. The Wellington Mark VIII was a conversion of the Mark IC. It was used for reconnaissance, anti-submarine and anti-shipping attack. Vickers produced a total of 11,461 Wellingtons in many versions, the last of which was completed on October 13, 1945.


The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Wellington Mk.VIII by Corgi features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed aircraft markings
  • Rotating propellers (manual)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Individually numbered collector card



  • Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models


    Safety Notice:

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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