1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
Propeller is metal.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
The Hawker Hurricane was the first British single-engine fighter and the first single wing aircraft with retractable landing gear as well as an enclosed cockpit and 8 machine guns. The Hurricane went into operational service in December 1937 with the RAF 111 Squadron. The Hurricane is usually over looked as a major player in the BoB because of the Spitfire but 80% of the 1,792 German aircraft shot down were because of the Hurricane. There were 14,533 Hurricanes produced in all variants.
When WWII began James Harry “Ginger” Lacey was a member of the RAF 501 Squadron and served in France until Dunkirk when the British were forced out by the Germans. During the Battle of Britain from July 10, 1940 until October 31 1940 Lacey scored 18 victories while flying his Hawker Hurricane. By the end of 1940 Ginger had a total of 23.5 victories making him the second highest scorer slightly behind Hurricane pilot Sammy Allard of the 85 Squadron. Lacey’s final total was 28 destroyed and 9 damaged.
Specifications for the Hawker Hurricane Mk. I
Manufacturer – Hawker Industries
Country – UK
First Year of Service – 1937
Production _ 14,583
Crew – 1
Length – 31.4 ft (9.57 m)
Wingspan – 39.99 ft (12.19 m)
Height – 13.12 ft (4.0 m)
Empty – 4,982 lb (2,260 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 6,446 lb (2,924 kg)
1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin III 12-cylinder Liquid-cooled Producing 1,030 hp
2 Bladed Propeller
Later Production Powerplant – 3,164 x Merlin III producing 1,029 hp with a Three-Blade Propeller
Maximum Speed – 318 mph (511 kmh / 276 kts)
Maximum Range – 460 miles (740 km)
Service Ceiling – 35,991 ft (10,970 m)
Rate of Climb – 2,520 ft/min (768 m/min)
Hardpoints – 2
Machine Guns – 8 x 7.7 mm Colt-Browning in Wings
Machine Guns – 8 or 12 x 7.7 mm Colt-Browning in Wings
Hispano Canons – 4 x 20 mm in the Wings
2 x 250 lb or 500 lb
8 x Unguided Rockets Under-Wings
2 x 40 mm Canons Under-Wings