Scale: 1:72Wingspan: 432mmLimited Edition
Here is some detailed information regarding the Corgi AA32607 G For George Corgi Lancaster die cast model model from the Corgi Aviation Archive Bombers on the Horizon collection.
Avro Lancaster Mk.I W4783 was built by Metropolitan-Vickers Ltd. at Mosley Road, Manchester in mid-1942. It was one of a production block of 200 Lancaster MkI and MkIII bombers ordered by the Air Ministry in 1940. Painted in standard RAF ‘temperate land scheme’ camouflage for heavy bombers. This was Special Night (matt black) applied to the sides and underside and matt dark green and dark earth covering the upper surfaces. Transported to Woodford for assembly and esting, it was taken on charge by the RAF on 22nd October 1942 and became one of the first Lancasters flown by 460 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force from Breighton, Yorkshire as part of Bomber Command. Initially coded UV-G, it was irected to change to AR-G in May 1943 but retained the G, having already become known as ‘G for George’.