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Wellington Mk.IC Model, RNZAF, No. 75 Squadron - Corgi AA34811

Wellington Mk.IC Model, RNZAF, No. 75 Squadron - Corgi AA34811 - click to enlarge
Wellington Mk.IC Model, RNZAF, No. 75 Squadron - Corgi AA34811 - click to enlarge

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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Vickers Wellington Mk.IC - R1162 / AA-Y ‘Y for Yorker’, No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, RAF Feltwell, Norfolk, England, 1941 ‘Soda Syphon Bomber’

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

Limited Edition of 925 Models Worldwide

The Vickers Wellington bomber proved to be an incredibly important aircraft in the history of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Determined to modernize their air force, they undertook a hugely expensive program to build three new airfields and equip them with modern aircraft – 30 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC bombers ordered in 1938. Crews would be sent to England for training, before flying the aircraft back to New Zealand and their newly constructed bases. As the crews neared the end of their training, it became clear that war in Europe was inevitable and the New Zealand government gifted the aircraft and their crews to the RAF, in order to help in the war effort. The New Zealand Squadron was renamed No. 75 (NZ) Squadron in early 1940, becoming the first RAF Commonwealth Squadron of the Second World War. It was unusual for Bomber Command aircraft to carry nose artwork, but the distinctive bomb dropping soda syphon carried by R1162 ‘Y for Yorker’ has to be considered as amongst the most creative.

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.IC features:

  • Detailed crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Moving rear/ventral gun(s)
  • Opening bomb bay doors
  • Armament/Weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with Vickers Wellington artwork

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

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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