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June 2018

28/06/2018
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New and now in stock from Corgi AA37708 SE5a F-904 Major C E M Pickthorn (MC) RAF

New and now in stock from Corgi AA37708 SE5a F-904 Major C E M Pickthorn (MC) RAF No.84 Sqn France November 1918, this 1:48 scale model is priced at £54.95. SE5a F-904 Major C E M Pickthorn (MC), RAF No.84 Squadron, France, November 1918 As one of the classic fighter aircraft of the First World War, the fast and agile SE5a helped the Allied air forces wrestle control of the air over the Western Front from the Luftstreitkrafte in 1917 and in conjunction with the Sopwith Camel, ensured they maintained... Read More

28/06/2018
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New and now in stock from Corgi AA33618 Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’

New and now in stock from Corgi AA33618 Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’, 90th Anniversary Scheme – 100 Years Of The RAF. This 1:72 scale model is priced at £74.95. Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA459/F ‘MacRoberts Reply’, RAF No.15 Squadron, 90th Anniversary Scheme, Operation Ellamy, 2011 As one of the world’s most capable low-level strike aircraft, able to operate at day or night and in all weather conditions, it is sobering to think that the RAF began operating the Panavia Tornado over 35 years ago and it is now very... Read More

28/06/2018

New box art images added for Corgi AA28005 Messerschmitt Me109E-4 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG 1 France 1940

New box art images added for Corgi AA28005 Messerschmitt Me109E-4 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG 1 France 1940, pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £46.95. Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Wilhelm Balthasar, 1./JG.1, France 1940 As the savage aerial fighting above the evacuation beaches of Dunkirk was taking a heavy toll on both sides, the airmen of Britain and Germany knew this was just a pre-curser of a more significant battle to come. Having lost valuable fighters during the Battle of France and Operation Dynamo, the RAF knew that they... Read More

27/06/2018

New box art images added for Corgi AA39213 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa P7823 / TM-F

New box art images added for Corgi AA39213 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa P7823 / TM-F ‘Down Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund’, pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are being taken at £46.95. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa P7823 / TM-F ‘Down Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund’, RAF No.504 Squadron, Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland, March 1941 One of the most fascinating aspects of aerial conflict during the Second World War was the subject of ‘Presentation Spitfires’. Although other aircraft were certainly procured in this manner, the Spitfire was seen as being the fighter of the moment and... Read More

25/06/2018

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38808 Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz R4+AK, I/NJG.2, Erich Jung

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38808 Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz R4+AK, I/NJG.2, Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland, October 1940, pre-orders for this 1:72 scale model are now being taken at £76.95. As the most heavily produced version of the Luftwaffe’s distinctive ‘Flying Pencil’, the Dornier Do17Z would see plenty of action during WWII, including several roles for which the aircraft was not initially intended. Almost obsolete by the time of the Battle of Britain, this ungainly looking bomber was also rather surprisingly pressed into service as a heavy night fighter, as... Read More

25/06/2018

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38109 Sopwith F.1 Camel, No.3 Squadron RNAS

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38109 Sopwith F.1 Camel, No.3 Squadron RNAS, Lloyd S Breadner, Bray Dunes Aerodrome 1918. Pre-orders for this 1:48 scale model are now being taken at £51.95. Canadian ace Lloyd Samuel Breadner can surely claim to have flown one of the most distinctive Sopwith Camels on the Western Front. Featuring two large circles on the top wing, his aircraft also included King of Diamonds playing cards on the top of the lower wings, the badge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force carried behind the cockpit and a... Read More

25/06/2018

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38906 Fokker D.VII (OAW) 4649/18 ‘Seven Swabians’

New to pre-order from Corgi AA38906 Fokker D.VII (OAW) 4649/18 ‘Seven Swabians’ Wilhelm Scheutzel, Jasta 65, September 1918. Pre-orders for this 1:48 scale model are now being taken at £51.95. Although the air war had turned inexorably in favour of the Allies by the late summer of 1918, the Luftstreitkrafte were still able to introduce an aircraft which is generally considered to be the finest fighter of the Great War, the Fokker D.VII. German pilots had a saying that this new fighter could make a mediocre pilot good and a... Read More