The Model Aircraft Collector Forum

A friendly forum for hobbyists and collectors of die-cast and plastic kit aircraft replica models.
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 REVIEW: Corgi AA34803 RCAF Vickers Wellington Mk.III, 419 Squadron, Mildenhall, Suffolk, May 1942

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
ACpilot

avatar

Posts : 123
Join date : 2017-02-18
Location : Vancouver

PostSubject: REVIEW: Corgi AA34803 RCAF Vickers Wellington Mk.III, 419 Squadron, Mildenhall, Suffolk, May 1942   Wed Jul 26 2017, 17:49

September 26, 2012



Corgi AA34803
World War II - Attack by Night
RCAF Vickers Wellington Mk.III
419 Sqn., RCAF, ZI572, Mildenhall, Suffolk, May 1942
Production Limited 1600 Pieces
1/72 Scale
Released July 2005




The following is taken from an article on the Wellington by Fred J. Hatch (Aeroplane Monthly February 1972):

The Vickers Wellington bomber in No.6 RCAF Group of Bomber Command has been somewhat overshadowed by the passing of time with the publicity given to its big brothers the Handley Page Halifax (Still waiting for a Corgi RCAF Halifax to be done) and Avro Lancaster. Yet when 6 Group was formed on January 1, 1943, it was substantially a Wellington Group. Six of its eight original squadrons flew Wellingtons and for the first five months the mainstay of operations was provided by the Wimpies - a nickname the aircraft derived from the cartoon character J. Wellington Wimpy.

The two Wellington variants used in 6 Group were the Mark III and the Mark X which latter was similar to the Mark III but powered by two Bristol Hercules VI or XVI engines in place of Hercules XIs. They had accomodation for a crew of six, but when the Canadian group was formed Wellington bombers were carrying a standard crew of five: pilot, navigator, wireless operator-air gunner, air gunner and air bomber. The bomb load, maximum about 4,500lb varied considerably. The 500lb and 250lb high explosive were the bombs most often carried but there were times when the 4,000lb "block buster"- the largest bomb that could be tucked inside a Wimpy- made up the load.

One of the most noteworthy features of the Wellington was that it was built on geodetic principles, a type of aircraft construction resembling basket weave attributed to the great inventive mind of Sir Barnes Wallis.

Recently added to the collection. A great model by Corgi. I was somewhat surprised to find the Wellington was not much smaller than my Corgi RCAF Lancaster. These are only available on Ebay now and can command quite the price.

Highly Recommend.

Link to archived Tricatus website:

http://web.archive.org/web/20110521141232/http://tricatus.co.uk/CorgiAA_pages/AA34803.htm

Dan
Wink















Back to top Go down
 
REVIEW: Corgi AA34803 RCAF Vickers Wellington Mk.III, 419 Squadron, Mildenhall, Suffolk, May 1942
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» RCAF Nose Art
» RCAF Site
» Could Madeleine's Review by SY be pulled??
» RCAF and RCN to return?
» RCAF 260 Sqn. P40 Found After 70 Years

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Model Aircraft Collector Forum :: Die-cast Models :: Corgi Die-cast Models :: WWII-
Jump to: