Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.IB – Z7015, No. 880 Squadron, UK Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm (FAA), HMS Indomitable, May 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25". Wingspan: 6.75"
Limited Edition of 2001 Models Worldwide
Hurricane Z7015 was built by Canadian Car & Foundry at its Ontario plant during 1940 as a Mk.I and after flight testing was shipped to the U.K. In June 1941 it was converted to Sea Hurricane standard and had a patchy wartime flying career until 1943, when it was sent to Loughborough College as an instructional airframe. It remained there until 1961 when it was transferred to the Shuttleworth Collection. In the early 1970s the first of several restoration attempts started, but it wasn't until February 1986 that a Shuttleworth team began work in earnest. This eventually led to the first flight of the world's only airworthy Sea Hurricane in September 1995. The aircraft flies today in the colors of No. 880 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, on HMS Indomitable. It is allocated the civilian registration letters G-BKTH, but does not wear them.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable engine cover
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
New and boxed with Hawker Hurricane artwork
The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-engine fighter aircraft and the first monoplane fighter used by the Royal Air Force. First flown on November 6 1935, the Hurricane entered operational service with the RAF in December 1937. Together with the Spitfire, the Hurricane was essential in enabling the RAF to win the Battle of Britain in 1940, accounting for the majority of the RAF's air victories. The aircraft was also adapted for use as a fighter-bomber, night-fighter/intruder and ground support aircraft. A version known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications which enabled operations from ships. More than 14,000 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricane and 1,400 built in Canada). The Hurricane was built by, or exported to, several other countries during the war and used by their air forces.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
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