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Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James B. Nicolson - Hobby Master HA8603

Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James B. Nicolson - Hobby Master HA8603 - click to enlarge
Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James B. Nicolson - Hobby Master HA8603 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8603
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - GN-A, Flt. Lt. James B. Nicolson, No. 249 Squadron, RAF, England, 1940

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

On August 16, 1940 over the Southampton region Flt. Lt. James Nicolson was part of Red Flight flying Hawker Hurricane’s when they encountered three German Bf-110s that they attacked but in turn were then attacked by three Bf-109s. Nicolson’s aircraft was hit four times, wounding him and setting his fuel ablaze. In spite of the fire Nicolson successfully shot down an enemy aircraft before bailing out. On his decent he was mistakenly shot by Defense Volunteers but managed to survive. For his bravery he became the sole Fighter Command recipient of the Victoria 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 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.

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:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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