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Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, “Willie” McKnight - Hobby Master HA8602

Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, “Willie” McKnight - Hobby Master HA8602 - click to enlarge
Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, “Willie” McKnight - Hobby Master HA8602 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8602
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - Flying Officer William L. “Willie” McKnight, RAF No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, RAF Coltishall, England, December 1940

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 10"

William “Willie” McKnight was a World War II ace fighter pilot. Born in Canada, McKnight joined RAF No 242 (Canadian) Squadron on November 6, 1939. During the Battle of France, McKnight was attached to No 607 & 615 Squadrons. During the Battle of Britain he was again assigned to No 242 Squadron as wingman for Douglas Bader. By the end of 1940, McKnight had claimed 17 victories plus two shared and three unconfirmed. On January 12, 1941 Canada’s first WWII Ace never returned from a mission. McKnight was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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 Hurricane was also adapted for use as a fighter-bomber, night-fighter / intruder and for ground support. A variant 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.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Hurricane Mk.I features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with Hawker Hurricane artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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