This is a Corgi manufactured 1/72 Scale Diecast model of the Short Stirling Mk1, N6086, LS-F "MacRobert's Reply", 15 Squadron, RAF Wyton, October 1941. Stock #AA39501.
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The Stirling was designed during the late 1930s by Short Brothers to conform with the requirements laid out in Air Ministry Specification B.12/36. Prior to this, the RAF had been primarily interested in developing increasingly capable twin-engined bombers but had been persuaded to investigate a prospective four-engined bomber as a result of promising foreign developments in the field. Out of the submissions made to the specification, Supermarine proposed the Type 317 which was viewed as the favorite, while Short's submission, named the S.29, was selected as an alternative. When the preferred Type 317 had to be abandoned, the S.29, which later received the name Stirling, proceeded to production.
This diecast model is in excellent condition! It is still new in the box. It is SOLD OUT and is no longer made by the manufacturer. The model has a 17" wingspan, is 15" long and stands 8" high.
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