World War I
The history of World War One aviation is a rich and varied story. It was marked by a period of very rapid technological development, where aircraft evolved from their humble beginnings as slow moving, fragile, powered kites into quick, agile, sturdy, fighter aircraft.
The Great War consumed the world in a conflict that was unrivalled until that time. The air war was far different than the one that was waged on the ground. The fight for control of the air was where the cunning and bravery of the individual could matter for much.
This range is Corgi’s tribute to those fragile aircraft of the First World War and to the brave pilots on both sides that flew them. The Aviation Archive range of die-cast model aircraft from Corgi is renowned for its high levels of detail and historical accuracy.