Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
North American B-25B Mitchell - 40-2261, “Ruptured Duck”, 17th BG, USAAF, Doolittle Raid (Tokyo Raid), USS Hornet, April 18, 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”. Wingspan: 11.25”
Limited Edition of 2,000 Models Worldwide
One of the sixteen North American B-25 Mitchell medium bombers that took part in the famous Doolittle Raid of 1942, 'The Ruptured Duck,' along with Doolittle's own aircraft is one of the best known of the aircraft that took part. Conceived as a way to boost morale of a nation still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Doolittle Raid consisted of the USAAF flying a number of B-25B medium bombers off a aircraft carrier close to Japan, bombing Tokyo and then flying on to land in China. While material damage would be slight, the effect on morale back in America, and detrimentally in Japan, would be huge.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed aircraft markings
Rotating propellers (manual)
Rotating gun turret (manual)
Optional extended landing gear
"The Ruptured Duck" got its name from scraping its rear fuselage on the runway during training. After bombing Tokyo the crew flew on to China where it crashed into the sea near Shangchow. All of the crew survived, though the pilot, Lt. Ted Lawson, lost a leg in the ditching.
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 B-25 Mitchell by Corgi features:
Individually numbered collector card
Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years