RAF No.81 Sqn, Vaenga, USSR, September 1941, (Tankbuster)
Scale 1/100, Length 3.75", Width 4.75"
This model is made of diecast metal and comes with a stand.
During the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane shot down more enemy aircraft than all other British planes combined. Powered by Rolls-Royce engines, this 350 mph RAF fighter was retired in 1944 after destroying 1,500+ German aircraft. The MKII version had 8 machine guns and two cannons. Hurricanes had a fabric skin and didn’t explode upon contact!
Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500 lb bombs.