Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Handley Page Halifax B.III – “Friday the 13th”, No. 158 Squadron, RAF Lisset, East Yorkshire, England, 1944-45
1:72 Scale. Length: 12”. Wingspan: 17.25”
Limited Edition of 2001 Models Worldwide
The Handley Page Halifax was a British four-engine heavy bomber used by the Royal Air Force and Allied nations during World War II. First flown from RAF Bicester on October 25, 1939, the Halifax entered service with No. 35 Squadron in November of 1940. In service with RAF Bomber Command, Halifaxes flew 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of bombs. In addition to bombing missions, the aircraft also served as a glider tug, electronic warfare aircraft for No. 100 Group and operations such as parachuting agents and arms into occupied Europe. The Halifax was also operated by RAF Coastal Command for anti-submarine warfare, reconnaissance, and meteorological roles. 6,178 Halifaxes were built with the last one delivered in April 1945.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotating gun turret
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The Yorkshire Air Museum’s Handley Page Halifax is based on a fuselage section from Halifax ll, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945, and parts from other aircraft including the wings from TG536. It is painted to represent Halifax LV907, “Friday the 13th”, which completed 128 operations during World War II with RAF No. 158 Squadron.
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 Halifax B.Mk.III by Corgi features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years