Friday, March 6, 2009

Taking a Closer Look at 2 Corgi Models

Corgi AA38102 1/48 Sopwith Camel B6313

Major William George Barker, pilot , 1894-1930
Royal Flying Corps, RAF
In November of 1917, G.W. Barker's squadron, No 28, was reassigned to Italy where his Sopwith Camel became the most successful fighter aircraft of the war. The B6313 carried the No.28 Sqn RFC's marking of a white square on the fuselage and upper wing. Additionally each aircraft carried an identifying number and flight letter.
Major Barker’s accolades include more than 379 hours of flight time. The Canadian ace shot down 46 enemy aircraft before Camel #B6313 was retired from service and dismantled on October 2, 1918. That month, he assumed command of Hounslow's British air combat school.

CORGI - CC51025 - 1/50

M4A3 Sherman Tank
US Army 341st Tank Btn, "Anvil", Normandy, France, D-Day June 6th 1944
This is one great looking model, but I really cannot find any info about the history. If you have some, just send us a comment! We'd love to hear from you.

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