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Short Sunderland – G-AGHW, wartime camouflaged BOAC

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Corgi Aviation Archive AA31702: Short Sunderland in wartime camouflaged BOAC livery. Limited Edition of 2,700.

Length 7 inches Wingspan 9.5 inches

At the outbreak of war, the RAF had no Transport Command and BOAC was tasked with the role of air transport in the European Zone. No new aircraft were available, so odd Sunderlands were leased until December 1942 when six Mk. IIIs were officially transferred and converted to basic civilian standards for passenger and cargo carriage. A further six followed in late 1943, including ML725, which was re-registered G-AGHW. The BOAC Sunderlands flew routes from the UK to West Africa, then to Karachi via Cairo, which was extended to Calcutta in May 1944. G-AGHW crashed off the Isle of Wight on 19th November, 1947 and was written-off.

Designed to meet an Air Ministry requirement for a general reconnaissance flying boat, the Sunderland was first flown on October 16th, 1937.

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Weight 1.6 kg