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
HA8610
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
V6555 of 257 Sqn.,
S/LDR. Stanford Tuck,  
RAF, North Weald, Oct 1940
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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.



Prior to September 11, 1940 Robert Stanford Tuck had been flying Spitfires with No. 92
Squadron. On this date he was posted to the No. 257 (Burma) Squadron as the Commanding
Officer and flying Hurricanes. In June 1940 Tuck was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
and on October 25, 1940 was awarded a bar to add to his DFC. By the end of 1940 Tuck had
accumulated 18 confirmed victories. In December 1940 V6555 suffered severe damage from
enemy fire and was replaced by Hurricane P6864.


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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