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Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James Lacey - Hobby Master HA8607


Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James Lacey - Hobby Master HA8607 - click to enlarge
Hurricane Mk.I Model, RAF, James Lacey - Hobby Master HA8607 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8607
$84.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I – Squadron Leader James H. "Ginger" Lacey, RAF No. 501 Squadron, Gravesend, England, September 1940, Battle of Britain

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



Limited to 400 Models Worldwide


Squadron leader James “Ginger” Lacey was one of the RAF's leading fighter pilots of World War II with 28 aircraft destroyed, 4 probables and 9 damaged. Lacey experienced his first air combat with No. 501 Squadron in France during May 1940 and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his 5 aerial victories. In June 1940, 501 Squadron was in the thick of the Battle of Britain with Lacey becoming one of the highest scoring RAF pilots with 18 victories. He was awarded the DFM on August 23, 1940 and on November 26, 1940 Lacey received a Bar to the DFM for his continuous and outstanding courage and bravery.

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
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display
  • Box with Hurricane artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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