AA34710 Corgi Aviation Archive GAF Canberra B.20 , South Vietnam, 1969

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AA34710 Corgi Aviation Archive GAF Canberra B.20 , South Vietnam, 1969

PRICE: £75.99 incl VAT (RRP £85.00, SAVING £9.01)

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale
AA34710
GAF Canberra B.20
South Vietnam
1969

RRP £85.00

Model Description

Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale AA34710 GAF Canberra Mk.20, South Vietnam, 1969. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

During the Vietnam War, eight Royal Australian Air Force Canberras from No.2 Squadron operated under a memorandum of understanding between the RAAF and the USAF, operating from Phan Rang Air Base in central South Vietnam, attached for the duration to the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force. These aircraft would provide crucial additional strike support for US units and were requested because of the aircraft’s endurance, bombing accuracy and their ability to operate below the notoriously low cloud bases which often affected this region, if required.

The first RAAF Canberra arrived at Phan Rang on 16th April 1967 having made the two hour transit flight from its base at Butterworth in Malaysia and the eight allocated aircraft would go on to serve with distinction during a four year period operating in support of the Vietnam War. With both RAAF air and ground crews operating at maximum efficiency, the Australian Canberras posted an impressive serviceability rate of 97%, but perhaps even more impressive than this, despite only flying 6% of the USAF 35th TFW’s operational sorties during the conflict, they managed to inflict 16% of the damage inflicted.

By the time No.2 Squadron returned to Australia in 1971, they had become the final operational Canberra unit in the RAAF, but returned with a proud record of both serviceability and operational effectiveness throughout their deployment.

RRP £85.00

Weight 2000 g
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Model Code: AA34710

Model categories:
Corgi Aviation Archive, Corgi Stock Items, Military Aviation, New Models In Stock, Stock Jet Aircraft

Weight 2000 g
Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

Historical Era

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