New diecast plane: Corgi De Havilland Mosquito FBVI

21 June 2013
imports_CCGB_diecastplane_45969.jpg New diecast plane: Corgi De Havilland Mosquito FBVI
First pre-production shots of Corgi's upcoming model aircraft. ...
We've just got the latest images from Corgi showing a pre-production showing the AA34605 De Havilland Mosquito FBVI, NS850 ‘The Black Rufe’, 418 City of Edmonton Sqn RCAF, June 1944. Due for release in August, the 1/36 scale diecast plane costs £174.99 and is a limited edition. Features on the piece include rotable propellers, optional undercarriage down, weapons/armanents, detailed crew figures, removable engine covers and moving parts.

One of the most potent versions of the famous De Havilland Mosquito the FBVI matched the high speed bombing capability of the early glass nosed bomber variants with the cannon and machine gun punch of the fighters, creating a fast and efficient fighter bomber. Operating across Europe and the Far East the Mosquito came to be highly respected by its adversaries. One operator was 418 Squadron RCAF, the highest scoring squadron of all the Canadian units flying with the RAF.

Flying long range intruder and ranger sorties over occupied Europe, by day and by night, the squadron often intercepting transport and training aircraft deep over enemy controlled territory. Despite the Mosquitos not carrying any radar, the squadron still achieved a number of victories by night, showing a high level of skill and determination amongst its crews.

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