Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I - '529', 810 Naval Air Squadron, FAA, Royal Navy, HMS Courageous, 1937 (wheels configuration)
1:72 Scale. Length: 6". Wingspan: 7.75"
Limited Edition of 750 Models Worldwide
In December 1937 '529' served with 810 Squadron aboard the HMS Courageous. It was used in wheels and floats configuration. Later it served with FAA 701 Catapult Flight on exercises with capital warships such as HMS Hood, Barham and Valliant. The squadron also had a land base at Kalafrana Bay on Malta. During this time Fleet Air Arm aircraft were flown by RAF pilots and serviced by RAF crews aboard ship. The Royal Navy FAA provided Observers and Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs). This practice continued into the early years of World War II.Die-cast metal fuselage
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Detailed wing rigging
Individually numbered collector card
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 Swordfish was equally at home on wheels or floats, which were easily interchanged, even on the flight deck of a warship. When operated with floats the aircraft would be recovered after flight by use of a deck crane. When operated from ships the catapult was used for launching.
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.
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Category: Corgi Biplane and Triplane Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14