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Diecast Metal Vehicles - Corgi - AA37609 - Queen's Flight - Red

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Diecast Metal Vehicles - Corgi - AA37609 - Queen Image from Hornby Hobbies
Brand Corgi
Stock Number AA37609
Suggested Retail Price £49.99
Scale 1:72
Paint Color(s) Red
Paint Scheme or Livery Queen's Flight
Category Aircraft
Type Helicopter
Sub Type Single Rotor Turbine Powered
Make and Manufacturer Westland
Model Wessex
Image Credit Link
Series The Aviation Archive
Class Westland Wessex
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom (Details)
Diecast Metal Vehicles - Corgi - AA37609 - Queen Image from Hornby Hobbies

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Description: This model features Detailed Crew Figures, Rotatable Propellers, and a Sliding Door. The prop blades droop appropriately when stationary. This is a limited edition issue with a wingspan of 237mm.

Prototype Description: The Westland Wessex was a turbine-powered helicopter which was a development of the American Sikorsky S58. It was picked up by the RAF from the Royal Navy in the early sixties when they required a general-purpose helicopter capable of carrying troops, conducting ground attacks and acting as an air ambulance. In 1969, two Wessexes were ordered with specific modifications in mind, with the aim of VIP use, specifically with The Queen’s Flight. Prince Charles, Princess Anne and The Queen Mother were regular passengers, with Prince Philip even piloting the aircraft over the years. It wasn’t until August 1977 that Queen Elizabeth herself finally took her seat on board and took to the skies. Now housed in the RAF Museum in Hendon, it continues to draw a crowd.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-08-10 08:55:53. Last edited by gdm on 2016-08-10 08:56:54

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