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Fairey Swordfish Mk.II Model, FAA, 836 Squadron - Corgi AA36309

Fairey Swordfish Mk.II Model, FAA, 836 Squadron - Corgi AA36309 - click to enlarge
Fairey Swordfish Mk.II Model, FAA, 836 Squadron - Corgi AA36309 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA36309
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

Fairey Swordfish Mk.II LS 326, 836 Squadron, L Flight, Fleet Air Arm (FAA), MAC Ship Rapana, North Atlantic Convoys, 1943 (restored at RNHF Yeovilton)

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6".  Wingspan: 7.75"

Limited Edition

During World War II the Atlantic convoys suffered great losses and in large part this was due to the lack of air cover. There were simply not enough carriers for the job. The solution was to use grain and oil carrier ships fitted with a flight deck while still being able to carry their usual cargo. These ships carried a flight of three or four Swordfish armed with rockets or depth charges.

The Swordfish  used on these ships were all part of 836 Squadron, which provided flights for 19 ships with a total of over eighty aircraft making it the largest ever Fleet Air Arm squadron. They operated in frequently atrocious weather conditions with maintenance work often carried out on the open flight decks.

The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the British Royal Navy during WWII. Designed in the 1930s, the Swordfish remained in service to the end of the war in 1945. Approximately 2,400 of the aircraft were built.

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 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II by Corgi features:

  • Detailed cockpit with crew figures
  • Historically accurate markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Folding wings
  • Detailed wing rigging
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft

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