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Corgi, the leading name in diecast military aircraft and one of Britain's best known brands, has been producing models for over 40 years. Corgi's famous model vehicles captured the imagination of millions of baby boomers and, what were once simply toys for boys, are highly sought-after in the expanding collectibles market.

#AA33316 - USAAF Boeing B-17G-35-VE Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber - "Little Miss Mischief", 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group "Ragged Irregulars", Bassingbourn, England, 1944 (1:72 Scale)

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One of the nice things about our new site is that it now allows us to highlight some of the more noteworthy items being released by each manufacturer. In the case of Corgi, what follows is a list of some of the more intriguing products that are scheduled to come out shortly which we feel would be of interest to the savvy collector.

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RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1 Fighter - Sgt. J.H "Ginger" Lacey, No.501 Squadron, Gravesend, England, September 1940 RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1 Fighter - Sgt. J.H "Ginger" Lacey, No.501 Squadron, Gravesend, England, September 1940 (1:72 Scale)

The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane to join the Royal Air Force as a fighter aircraft, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 300-mph in level flight. Often compared with the sleek-looking Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane, in actuality, shouldered the brunt of the fighting during the "Battle of Britain", equipping more than three-fifths of the RAF's Fighter Command squadrons.

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RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1 Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, RAF No.80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941 RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1 Fighter - V7795, Pilot Officer William Vale, RAF No.80 Squadron, Maleme, Crete, 1941 (1:72 Scale)

The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane to join the Royal Air Force as a fighter aircraft, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 300-mph in level flight. Often compared with the sleek-looking Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane, in actuality, shouldered the brunt of the fighting during the "Battle of Britain", equipping more than three-fifths of the RAF's Fighter Command squadrons.

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RAF Curtiss Tomahawk IIB Fighter - AK402, P/O Neville Duke, No.122 Squadron, North Africa, 1941 RAF Curtiss Tomahawk IIB Fighter - AK402, P/O Neville Duke, RAF No.122 Squadron, North Africa, 1941 (1:72 Scale)

The P-40 was the best known Curtiss-Wright designed airplane of the Second World War. It was also one of the most controversial fighters, vilified by many as being too slow, lacking in maneuverability, having too low a climbing rate, and being largely obsolescent by contemporary standards even before it went into production.

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German Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Fighter - Oblt. Gerhard Schopfel, Staffelkapitan 9/Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Caffiers, France, August 1940 German Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Fighter - Oblt. Gerhard Schopfel, Staffelkapitan 9/Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Caffiers, France, August 1940 (1:72 Scale)

Numerically the most abundant fighter produced by either side during WWII, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 formed the backbone of the Jagdwaffe on both the eastern and western fronts, as well as in the Mediterranean and North Africa.

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American Volunteer Group Curtiss P-40C Warhawk Fighter - "White 47", Robert "R.T" Smith, 3rd Squadron, Kunming, China, June 1942 American Volunteer Group Curtiss P-40C Warhawk Fighter - "White 47", Robert "R.T" Smith, 3rd Squadron, Kunming, China, June 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The P-40 was the best known Curtiss-Wright designed airplane of the Second World War. It was also one of the most controversial fighters, vilified by many as being too slow, lacking in maneuverability, having too low a climbing rate, and being largely obsolescent by contemporary standards even before it went into production.

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German Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Fighter - Wilhelm Balthasar, 1./Jagdgeschwader 1, France, 1940 German Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Fighter - Wilhelm Balthasar, 1./Jagdgeschwader 1, France, 1940 (1:72 Scale)

Numerically the most abundant fighter produced by either side during WWII, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 formed the backbone of the Jagdwaffe on both the eastern and western fronts, as well as in the Mediterranean and North Africa.

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German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R2 Fighter - 'Black 8' Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/Jagdgeschwader 3, Dreux Airfield, France, June 1944 German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R2 Fighter - 'Black 8' Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/Jagdgeschwader 3, Dreux Airfield, France, June 1944 (1:72 Scale)

Nicknamed the "Butcher Bird", the Fw 190 was Germany's best air-to-ground fighter. Faster and more agile than the British Spitfire, it dominated the skies over Europe as a fighter and was the Luftwaffe's most important ground-attack aircraft.

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German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Fighter - "Red 8", Kurt Gabler, "Mosquito Hunter", III./Jagdgeschwader 300, Juterbog-Waldlager, Germany, July 1944 German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Fighter - "Red 8", Kurt Gabler, "Mosquito Hunter", III./Jagdgeschwader 300, Juterbog-Waldlager, Germany, July 1944 (1:72 Scale)

Numerically the most abundant fighter produced by either side during WWII, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 formed the backbone of the Jagdwaffe on both the eastern and western fronts, as well as in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Of the eight distinct sub-types within the huge Bf 109 family, the most populous was the G-model, of which over 30,000 were built between 1941-45.

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German Fokker Dr.1 Triplane Fighter - 425/17, Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen, Jasta 11, Jagdgeschwader 1, Cappy Aerodrome, France, April 21st, 1918 German Fokker Dr.1 Triplane Fighter - 425/17, Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen, Jasta 11, Jagdgeschwader 1, Cappy Aerodrome, France, April 21st, 1918 (1:48 Scale)

The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane) was a World War I fighter aircraft built by the company of Anthony Fokker, and designed by Reinhold Platz. It became most famous as the plane of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen.

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RAF Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon Multi-Role Fighter - T.3 ZK380 No.2(AC) Squadron [100 Years of the RAF] RAF Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon Multi-Role Fighter - T.3 ZK380 No.2(AC) Squadron [100 Years of the RAF] (1:72 Scale)

The four-nation Eurofighter Typhoon is a foreplane delta-wing, beyond-visual-range, close air fighter aircraft with surface attack capability. Eurofighter has 'supercruise' capability: it can fly at sustained speeds of over Mach 1 without the use of afterburner.

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German Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz Light Bomber - R4+AK, I/Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland, October 1940 German Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz Light Bomber - R4+AK, I/Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Erich Jung, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland, October 1940 (1:72 Scale)

The Dornier Do 17, sometimes referred to as the Fliegender Bleistift ("flying pencil"), was a World War II German light bomber produced by Claudius Dornier's company, Dornier Flugzeugwerke. It was designed as a Schnellbomber, a light bomber, which in theory, would be so fast that it could outrun defending fighter aircraft.

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USAF Douglas C-47A Skytrain Troop Transport - 315208 'Fassberg Flyer', Berlin Airlift USAF Douglas C-47A Skytrain Troop Transport - 315208 'Fassberg Flyer', Berlin Airlift (1:72 Scale)

The C-47 was one of the most successful aircraft ever, praised by General Eisenhower as one of the most important instruments of victory in WWII. Largely a military version of the highly successful Douglas DC-3 passenger aircraft, the C-47 Dakota carried supplies, airborne troops, and other personnel in all of the theaters of conflict in WWII.

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RAF Consolidated Catalina Mk.IVA Flying Boat - JV928 'Y' Flight Officer Alexander Cruickshank, VC 210 Squadron, July 1944 [100 Years of the RAF] RAF Consolidated Catalina Mk.IVA Flying Boat - JV928 'Y' Flight Officer Alexander Cruickshank, VC 210 Squadron, July 1944 [100 Years of the RAF] (1:72 Scale)

The PBY Catalina was the US Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. PB stands for Patrol Bomber, with Y being Consolidated's manufacturer identification. It could be equipped with depth charges, bombs, torpedoes, and .50 caliber machine guns and was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II.

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USAAF Consolidated B-24H Liberator Heavy Bomber - Colonel Jimmy Stewart "Male Call", 453rd Bombardment Group, RAF Old Buckenham, England, 1944 USAAF Consolidated B-24H Liberator Heavy Bomber - Colonel Jimmy Stewart "Male Call", 453rd Bombardment Group, RAF Old Buckenham, England, 1944 (1:72 Scale)

Life for the B-24 heavy bomber began in 1939, when the Army Air Corps initiated a request for a new bomber designed to exceed the performance of the B-17. Consolidated Aircraft responded quickly with its proposal, labeled Consolidated Model 32 and, on March 30th, 1939, was awarded the contract. One day short of nine months later, on December 29th, 1939, the first flight of the XB-24 bomber prototype took place.

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RAF Avro Lancaster B Mk. III Heavy Bomber - AJ-L, Flt. Lt. Shannon, No. 617 Squadron, Scampton, "Operation Chastise" Dams Raid, May 16th, 1943 RAF Avro Lancaster B Mk. III Heavy Bomber - AJ-L, Flt. Lt. Shannon, No. 617 Squadron, Scampton, "Operation Chastise" Dams Raid, May 16th, 1943 (1:72 Scale)

Entering service at the beginning of 1942, the Lancaster's design grew out of a failed predecessor, the Avro Manchester. While its' airframe offered a stable platform for heavy bombing assignments, the Manchester's twin engine design was inadequate to the task.

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RAF English Electric F.6 Lightning Fighter - XS927/N, RAF No. 74 Squadron "The Tigers", RAF Tengah, Singapore, 1969 RAF English Electric F.6 Lightning Fighter - XS927/N, RAF No. 74 Squadron "The Tigers", RAF Tengah, Singapore, 1969 (1:48 Scale)

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, remembered for its great speed and unpainted natural metal exterior finish. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. Renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor, RAF pilots described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket".

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