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Corgi Showcase Collection CS90685
Diecast Model
RAF, Eurofighter and F-35 2-Piece Set

1:140 Scale   Length   Width
Eurofighter Typhoon   4.5"   3"
Lockheed F-35 Lightning II   4.25"   3"

Representing today's modern and highly capable Royal Air Force, the Eurofighter Typhoon now performs the same interceptor role as that previously carried out by the famous Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain, protecting Britain's skies from unauthorised incursion. With RAF bases at Coningsby and Lossiemouth maintaining around the clock Quick Reaction Alert cover for the country 365 days a year, any potential hostile aircraft incursion is immediately challenged by one of the world's most capable fighting aeroplanes. In order to effectively maintain the security and defence of the United Kingdom, the RAF continues to evolve by the introduction of ever more capable aircraft types, which most recently saw the arrival of the first of 138 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning multi-role aircraft. A fifth generation combat aircraft, the F-35 can perform a wide variety of mission profiles, utilising the latest stealth technology and operating in conjunction with the Eurofighter Typhoon. With Britain selecting the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35, these aircraft will have the ability to operate from standard airfields, or from the decks of Britain's two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, as well as working as part of a cohesive international force in conjunction with other NATO nations. The RAF's F-35 will actually be the third aircraft to carry the name Lightning, after the previous P-38 and English Electric fighters.

Eurofighter Typhoon

Designed as part of a co-operative effort by Germany, Italy and the UK to produce an air superiority fighter, the Eurofighter was first flown on March 27th, 1994. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft used in air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. It is intentionally aerodynamically unstable, which gives it its high levels of agility-but this means the Typhoon is controlled by a computerized "fly by wire" system instead of by its pilot. The Eurofighter's first rate performance is matched by excellent all round vision and by sophisticated attack, identification and defense systems and stealth technology.

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Lockheed F-35 Lightning II

Designed to meet the US Military's requirement for a multi-role Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35 was first flown on December 15, 2006. This single-seat fighter is one of the most advanced aircraft of our time, said to be four times more effective at air-to-air combat and eight times more effective at air-to-ground combat than any other existing aircraft. It uses a low-maintenance stealth technology, and some versions have an innovative Lift System, which gives the F-35 vertical take-off and landing capabilities. The US plans to buy a total of 2,443 F-35s at a cost of $323 billion, which makes the F-35 the most expensive defense program in history.

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Corgi Showcase Collection

The Corgi "Showcase Collection" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

Corgi "Showcase Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Poseable stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Moving parts such as propellers, rotors and swing-wings where applicable.
  • Descriptive, collectible data card.

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