- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Stand included.
- Retracted landing gear, fixed position propeller, no pilot figure,
- Measures Approximately: 5.25” L x 6.75” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–40s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was overshadowed in the public consciousness by the Supermarine Spitfire's role during Battle of Britain in 1940, but the Hurricane inflicted 60 percent of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe in the engagement, and fought in all the major theatres of the Second World War.
The Hawker Sea Hurricane is a Hurricane Mk I version equipped with catapult spools plus an arrester hook. From July 1941 they operated from HMS Furious and from October 1941, they were used on Merchant aircraft carrier (MAC ships), which were large cargo vessels with a flight deck enabling aircraft to be launched and recovered. A total of 340 aircraft were converted. The first Sea Hurricane IB kill occurred on 31 July 1941, when Sea Hurricanes of 880 squadron, operating from HMS Furious shot down a Do 18 flying-boat. The Fleet Air Arm preferred the lighter de Havilland propellers over the Rotol types; it was found during tests that the Rotol unit could lead to the nose dipping during arrested landings, causing the propeller blades to "peck" the carrier deck. The lighter de Havilland units avoided this problem.
This model is a replica of Sea Hurricane #W9219 of 880 Naval Air Squadron was a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm carrier based squadron formed in January 1941. The model is colored in the dark green and dark grey camouflage schemed on the upper side and an off white underside. 880 squadron served throughout the Second World War being embarked in the carriers HMS Furious, Indomitable, Argus and Implacable serving off East Africa, in the Mediterranean, off Norway and in the Far East. 880 Squadron was disbanded two weeks after VJ day at the Mobile Naval Air Base HMS Nabswick at Schofields, Sydney, Australia
This Hawker Sea Hurricane is an excellent addition to your historical model aircraft collection.