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Corgi 1:72 Short Stirling 218 Mk.III Aircraft Model

by Corgi

RRP: £129.99
Price: £103.17 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Rotatable propeller
  • Armaments/Weapons
  • Detailed crew figure
  • Rotatable turret
  • Scale - 1:72
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight3 Kg
Product Dimensions50.8 x 15.2 x 45.7 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:14 years and up
Item model numberAA39503
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Batteries Included?No
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 325,365 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3 Kg
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Date First Available20 Feb 2013

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 14 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Product Description

The first of Britain's three WWII heavy bombers, the Short Stirling was also the least successful of the trio. Its short wingspan hampered its ability to fly at higher altitudes, thus making it more vulnerable to enemy flak, as well as the danger of bombs from higher flying Lancaster's and Halifax's hitting the aircraft from above.

By 1943 only a limited number of squadrons still operated the type, including 218 Squadron. It was on a raid to Turin in Italy that Flight Sergeant Arthur Aaron was awarded Great Britain's highest honour, the Victoria Cross. While on the raid the Stirling was hit by enemy fire. This damaged the windscreen, the front and rear turrets were put out of action, the elevator control was damaged and three of the engines were hit. The navigator was killed and Flt. Sgt Aaron was also badly injured. Levelling the aircraft out at 3,000ft the bomb aimer took over flying duties as the crippled aircraft struggled towards Allied bases in North Africa.

After receiving some medical attention Aaron assisted the bomb aimer in flying the aircraft, writing directions with his left hand he managed to help the bomb aimer perform a successful belly landing at Bone airfield. He passed away nine hours later.

A detailed Corgi die-cast Scale - model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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1x Aircraft Model

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Five Stars 19 Dec 2014
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Great addition to Corgi collection.
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