Bleriot Monoplane - Smithsonian Collection
• Includes stand
Under the gaze of a world captivated by man’s continuing efforts to conquer the skies, Louis Bleriot became one of the most famous men on earth when people all over the world read about his pioneering first non-stop crossing of the English Channel on 25th July 1909.Landing his aircraft at 5.12am within sight of Dover Castle, he had also claimed a handsome £1000.00 prize in the process.
Smithsonian Collection: Corgi is proud to introduce a range of die-cast aircraft and spacecraft, scale replicas of the collections displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Airand Space Museum. Located in Washington, D.C, the museum is one of 19 which comprise the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. Diverse in era representation and seeped in history, the Smithsonian collection by Corgi is the perfect introducer range for older children and novice collectors, with detail and quality that would please any avid aeronautic or space enthusiast.