The AVIATION ARCHIVE
A detailed DIE-CAST model for the adult collector
Corgi's 1:144 scale Hawker Siddeley Nimrod is heavy for a 1:144 scale model and features a solid—not hollow—diecast constructed fuselage and wings. Pad-printed observation blisters, windows and doors provide a seamless touch that does not interrupt the lines of the aircraft. The starboard wing pod has a separately applied transparent searchlight for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. The series includes the early MR1.Mk1 and the upgraded MR.Mk2, which has an in-flight refueling probe up front, finlets on the horizontal tail surface, EMS pods on the wingtips and a photo-etched metal antenna on the top and bottom of the fuselage.
The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.
- Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.1 Prototype - Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford 1981.
Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:
- Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
- Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
- Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
- Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
- Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
- Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
- Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.
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