Corgi Aviation Archive Avro Lancaster B.1 PA474 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 1:72 Scale AA32626
- Brand: Corgi
- Product Code: AA32626
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Corgi Aviation Archive
Avro Lancaster B.1 PA474
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The Only Airworthy Lancaster in Europe
Model Number: AA32626
Dimensions: 29.5 x 43.5 x 8.7 cm (L x W x H)
Arguably the best loved historic aircraft in Britain today, Avro Lancaster B.I PA474 is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world and the only one flying in Europe. Operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the aircraft serves as a flying memorial to almost 64,000 men of RAF Bomber Command who were either killed or injured during the Second World War. Following the completion of its 2016 winter maintenance schedule, it emerged in this attractive scheme which features the markings of two different Lancasters. The port side wears the markings of W5005 AR-L 'Leader' of No.460 RAAF Squadron, including attractive nose artwork featuring a kangaroo playing the bagpipes, highlighting the international nature of the aircraft's crew. The starboard side carries the codes VN-T, representing a Lancaster of RAF No.50 Squadron, one which was flown by F/O Douglas Millikin DFC on 27 missions of his first tour of operations – F/O Millikin was the grandfather of the Commanding Officer of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at the time of the Lancaster's repaint.
Receiving numerous requests to perform flypasts each year, it is not uncommon for the BBMF to undertake several hundred flying appearances during a season, thrilling many millions of spectators and aviation enthusiasts in the process.
Corgi Aviation Archive are high quality detailed die-cast model military aircraft from various theatres of war across the world. Each model aircraft comes complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
This model has a wingspan of 43.5cm
Brand new model in presentation box.