1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
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.
Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA8609
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
V6665 of 303 "Polish" Squadron., flown by Ft.
Lt. John Kent,  Northolt, Sept 1940
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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.



The No. 303 (Polish) Squadron became operational on August 31, 1940. The first officers were
from the RAF, S/L Kellett as the CO, J. Kent and Forbes as Flight Leaders. F/L Kent was a
Canadian who moved to England in 1935 to join the RAF and John Kent was given the nickname
“Johnny Kentowski” by the Polish staff. On September 7, 1940 No. 303 Squadron received
Hurricane Mk.I V6665. This aircraft was flown by several pilots including Kent and on September
27, 1940 was shot down killing Sgt Tadeusz Andruszkow.


Specifications for the Hawker Hurricane Mk. I
Manufacturer – Hawker Industries
Country – UK
First Year of Service – 1937
Production _ 14,583
Crew – 1

Dimensions
Length – 31.4 ft   (9.57 m)
Wingspan – 39.99 ft   (12.19 m)
Height – 13.12 ft   (4.0 m)

Weight
Empty – 4,982 lb   (2,260 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 6,446 lb   (2,924 kg)

Performance
Powerplant
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)

Armament
Early Production
Hardpoints – 2
Machine Guns – 8 x 7.7 mm Colt-Browning in Wings
Later production
Machine Guns – 8 or 12 x 7.7 mm Colt-Browning in Wings
Hispano Canons – 4 x 20 mm in the Wings
Optional
Bombs Under-Wings
2 x 250 lb
or
500 lb
8 x Unguided Rockets Under-Wings
2 x 40 mm Canons Under-Wings
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