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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.

#AA38808 - German Dornier Do17Z-10 Kauz Light Bomber - Erich Jung, R4+AK, I/Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Gilze-Rijen Airfield, Holland, October 1940 (1:72 Scale)

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German Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stuka Dive-Bomber - J9+BL, 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, St. Pol, France, November 1940 German Junkers Ju-87B-2 Stuka Dive-Bomber - J9+BL, 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, St. Pol, France, November 1940 (1:72 Scale)

During the early to mid-stages of the Second World War, the Stuka (short for "sturzkampfflugzeug" or dive-bomber) struck terror in the hearts and minds of soldiers and civilians alike. The Stuka was a rugged machine, designed to swoop down and destroy its target using 500-lb bombs or tear into them using 37mm flak guns mounted underneath the wings.

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French SPAD XIII Fighter - S7000, Rene Fonck, Escadrille 103, Autumn 1918 French SPAD XIII Fighter - S7000, Rene Fonck, Escadrille 103, Autumn 1918 (1:48 Scale)

The Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derivas, commonly known as SPAD, was a French aircraft manufacturer responsible for producing a number of significant fighter aircraft during the First World War. Originally called Societe de production des avions Deperdussin, the company was virtually bankrupt before the war when it was rescued by Louis Bleriot who changed the name while retaining the initials.

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German Albatros D.V Fighter - 2059/17, Manfred von Richthofen, Jagdgeschwader 1, Marckebeke, Late August 1917 German Albatros D.V Fighter - 2059/17, Manfred von Richthofen, Jagdgeschwader 1, Marckebeke, Late August 1917 (1:48 Scale)

The Albatros D.V was a German fighter airplane used during World War I. In April 1917, Albatros received an order from the Idflieg (Inspektion der Fliegertruppen) for an improved version of the D.III.

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German Fokker E.II Eindecker Fighter - Kurt von Crailsheim, Feldflieger-Abteilung 53, Monthois, France, October 1915 German Fokker E.II Eindecker Fighter - Kurt von Crailsheim, Feldflieger-Abteilung 53, Monthois, France, October 1915 (1:48 Scale)

The Fokker Eindecker fighters were a series of German World War I monoplane single-seat fighter aircraft designed by Dutch engineer Anthony Fokker. Developed in April 1915, the first Eindecker ("Monoplane") was the first purpose-built German fighter aircraft and the first aircraft to be fitted with a synchronization gear, enabling the pilot to fire a machine gun through the arc of the propeller without striking the blades.

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USAAF Lockheed F-5E-2 Lightning Photo Recon Plane - 43-28619 "Rita/Ruth", 27th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Group, Eighth Air Force, Mount Farm Airfield, August 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] USAAF Lockheed F-5E-2 Lightning Photo Recon Plane - 43-28619 "Rita/Ruth", 27th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 7th Photographic Group, Eighth Air Force, Mount Farm Airfield, August 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] (1:72 Scale)

It was fast, heavily armed and extremely versatile. And many believe the Lockheed P-38 Lightning  to be the finest American fighter of WWII. Its low-drag, aerodynamic shape and heavy weight enabled this twin-engine, twin-boomed aircraft to accelerate to high speeds faster than any previous warplane, making it a potent fighter and a superb fighter-bomber.

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RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV Fighter - RM740, No.322 (Dutch) Squadron, Deanland, England, August 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV Fighter - RM740, No.322 (Dutch) Squadron, Deanland, England, August 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] (1:72 Scale)

The Spitfire is the most famous British aircraft of all time. Although less numerous than the Hawker Hurricane, it is remembered as the sleek, thoroughbred fighting machine that turned the tide during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire was among the fastest and most maneuverable prop-driven fighters of World War II, serving in virtually every combat theater.

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RAF Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib Ground Attack Aircraft - MN625/MR-B, No. 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron, Homesley South Airfield, Hampshire, June 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] RAF Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib Ground Attack Aircraft - MN625/MR-B, No. 245 (Northern Rhodesian) Squadron, Homesley South Airfield, Hampshire, June 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] (1:72 Scale)

The Typhoon was a British single-seat strike fighter, produced by Hawker Aviation starting in 1941. Intended as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane in the interceptor role, it suffered from performance problems, but eventually evolved into one of World War II's most successful ground attack aircraft.

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RAF Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA(SD) Reconnaissance Aircraft - V9822, No. 161 Squadron, Special Operations, Tangmere, England, 1944 RAF Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA(SD) Reconnaissance Aircraft - V9822, No. 161 Squadron, Special Operations, Tangmere, England, 1944 (1:72 Scale)

The Lysander is a two-seat reconnaissance and artillery spotting monoplane defined by Specification A 39/34 in response to Operational Requirement OR. 18. Three squadrons of Mk. Is and three of Mk. Us equipped during 1938/39 moved to France with BEF in 1939; about 50 Westland Lysanders were shot down and 30 destroyed on the ground in May 1940.

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German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/U2 Fighter - "White 16", 1./Jagdgeschwader 301, July 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] German Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/U2 Fighter - "White 16", 1./Jagdgeschwader 301, July 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] (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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RAF Bristol Beaufighter TF.X Torpedo Bomber - No. 144 Squadron, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 1944 RAF Bristol Beaufighter TF.X Torpedo Bomber - No. 144 Squadron, Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 1944 (1:72 Scale)

Developed as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, the Beaufighter was a two-seat all-metal fighter using components from the Beaufort torpedo-bomber. First flown on July 17th, 1939, the Beaufighter eventually equipped 52 RAF squadrons, giving outstanding service during World War II, in particular as a night-fighter and torpedo-bomber (where the aircraft were affectionally known as 'Torbeaus').

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German Messerschmitt Bf 110 E Destroyer - Stab II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Deelen, Holland, Spring 1942 German Messerschmitt Bf 110 E Destroyer - Stab II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Deelen, Holland, Spring 1942 (1:72 Scale)

The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was an aircraft of very mixed fortunes. It has often been criticized for its failure during the Battle of Britain, while its successes in other fields have been largely ignored. Despite not living up to the Luftwaffe's expectations it did manage to serve Germany throughout the Second World War in the long-range escort fighter, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, ground attack and night fighter roles.

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RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV Light Bomber - R3843/WV-F, "F for Freddie", No. 18 Squadron, "Operation Leg", August 1941 RAF Bristol Blenheim Mk. IV Light Bomber - R3843/WV-F, "F for Freddie", No. 18 Squadron, "Operation Leg", August 1941 (1:72 Scale)

Bristol Aeroplane's Blenheim was a British high-speed light bomber used extensively in the early days of the Second World War. It was later adapted into a successful heavy fighter. A Canadian-made variant named the Bolingbroke was used as an anti-Submarine and training aircraft.

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German Junkers Ju 88A-5 Medium-Bomber - 9K+ED, Stab III./Kampfgeschwader 51, Winter 1940 German Junkers Ju 88A-5 Medium-Bomber - 9K+ED, Stab III./Kampfgeschwader 51, Winter 1940 (1:72 Scale)

The Luftwaffe's Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft. Among the most versatile planes of the war, it was used as a bomber, close-support aircraft, nightfighter, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

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German Heinkel He-111H-16 Medium Bomber with Fi 103 (Doodlebug) - A1+HK, 2./Kampfgeschwader 53 'Legion Condor', Air Launch V-1 Flying Bomb Unit, Late 1944 German Heinkel He-111H-16 Medium Bomber with Fi 103 (Doodlebug) - A1+HK, 2./Kampfgeschwader 53 'Legion Condor', Air Launch V-1 Flying Bomb Unit, Late 1944 (1:72 Scale)

When World War I ended, the German Air Force was disbanded under the Treaty of Versailles, which required the German government to abandon all military aviation by October 1st, 1919.

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German Junkers Ju 52/3m Tri-Motor Transport - D-2600 "Immelmann II", Adolf Hitler's Personal Transport Aircraft, Berlin Tempelhof Airport, circa 1936 German Junkers Ju 52/3m Tri-Motor Transport - D-2600 "Immelmann II", Adolf Hitler's Personal Transport Aircraft, Berlin Tempelhof Airport, circa 1936 (1:72 Scale)

Like the USAF C-47, the Junkers Ju 52 tri-motor was first built in the 1930s and remained in service for more than a quarter century. It made its maiden flight in April 1931, and three years later a heavy bomber variant entered service with the German Luftwaffe.

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USAF Douglas C-47A Skytrain Troop Transport - "That's All Brother", Lead D-Day Aircraft, 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, June 5th/6th, 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] USAF Douglas C-47A Skytrain Troop Transport - "That's All Brother", Lead D-Day Aircraft, 87th Troop Carrier Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group, June 5th/6th, 1944 [75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion] (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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USAAF Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber - "Flak Eater", 364th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, RAF Chelveston, England, August 1944 USAAF Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber - "Flak Eater", 364th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, RAF Chelveston, England, August 1944 (1:72 Scale)

The B-17, arguably World War II's most famous heavy bomber, first flew on July 28, 1935, before a crowd of reporters eager to see Boeing's new bomber take wing. It was dubbed the "Flying Fortress" by the members of the press in attendance because of its (at least for the time) heavy defensive armament.

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RAF Handley Page Halifax B.III Heavy Bomber - LV937/MH-E "Expensive Babe", No.51 Squadron, Snaith, England, March 1945 - Halifax Centurion RAF Handley Page Halifax B.III Heavy Bomber - LV937/MH-E "Expensive Babe", No.51 Squadron, Snaith, England, March 1945 - Halifax Centurion (1:72 Scale)

The Handley Page Halifax was one of the British front-line, four-engine heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. A contemporary of the famous Avro Lancaster, the Halifax remained in service until the end of the war, performing a variety of duties in addition to bombing.

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Royal Navy McDonnell F-4 FG.1 Phantom II Fighter-Bomber - No. 892 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal (R07), November 1978 Royal Navy McDonnell F-4 FG.1 Phantom II Fighter-Bomber - No. 892 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal (R07), November 1978 (1:48 Scale)

Known as the "MiG Killer," the F-4 Phantom was an unlikely hero given its unique design. Unlike traditionally smaller and sleeker single-seat fighters, the Phantom broke all the rules. It was huge, had bent wings, and a two-man crew, and was one of the first aircraft to carry missile armament.

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