Corgi 65902 Angus "Firestreak" Fire Tender - Airport Rescue #4

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This model is the Corgi 65902 Angus Fire Tender in green, Airport Rescue livery. It is packed in a standard Corgi box of the period, advertising working features. The model uses the Corgi 1001-A Angus Firestreak casting from 1980, but only comes with one fire fighter (silver), the road barrier (yellow), and the trolley and gas bottle (red and yellow).

The model has no opening parts other than the bare metal side ramps. The former battery compartment (at the rear) can still be exposed but there are no internal workings. The front has an unpainted metal panel, which is actually a separate casting, that becomes the grille, headlights, and front bumper. On the cab roof is a set of cast metal, unpainted horns, two red roof lights, and a silver plastic water/foam nozzle. The roof of the rear has a side mounted, chromed spotlight with amber lens, black painted hose reel and hose, two silver painted roof panels, and a grey plastic ladder.  On each side is a compartment, with unpainted ramp, that houses, on the left side, the gas bottle and trolley. To the rear is the former battery cover, chromed, and shaped to look light a pump, and two black plastic water hydrant pipes. The rear lights are highlighted in red. All other features are cast into the body casting (side trim, doors, hatches, handles, etc). The model is enhanced by the application of decals, in lime green or greenish yellow to the bonnet and cab sides, all three of which also sport a white "4". The rear sides carry a diagonal stripe pattern and the word "Airport Rescue".

The interior is grey plastic with a black plastic, right hand, steering wheel. The glazing is clear all round the cab.

All wheels are single piece plastic units with a central yellow 8 stud commercial style hub and a black tyre, mounted on steel axles.

The base plate is green metal and is marked with "[Corgi dog logo] Corgi" parallel to, and behind, the rear axle, followed by "HCB-Angus" inside an hexagonal shape, and "FireStreak". It is held in place with three machined rivets.

This model was issued in 2000, with a stated scale of 1:43.

Item: 3938