Hawker Hunter FR.58 – J-4068, Swiss Air Force (photo sleeve version)

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Corgi Aviation Archive AA32710: Hawker Hunter FR.58 – J-4068, Swiss Air Force. Corgi have produced 2 Swiss Air Force Hunters. This is the second one with an all natural metal underside. The model was a special release and only 500 were made in this way, with a photo sleeve covering a plain white box. It is uncertificated and differs from the other Swiss Hunter by having smaller markings and a plain silver underside.

Length 7.75 inches Wingspan 5.75 inches

The Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. The Hunter was also widely exported, serving with 21 other air forces; 50 years after its original introduction it is still used in active military training roles as an aggressor.

On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record, achieving 727.63 mph (1,171.01 km/h). Overall, 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence. In British service, the aircraft was replaced by the English Electric Lightning, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier and the McDonnell Douglas Phantom.

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Weight 1.2 kg