Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ia – V7419, S/Ldr Marmaduke Thomas St John “Pat” Pattle, No. 33 Squadron, RAF, Greece, March – April 1941
1:48 Scale. Length: 8". Wingspan: 10"
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Limited production of approximately 400 models
Marmaduke Thomas St John “Pat” Pattle was raised in South Africa of British born parents. In the 1930s he tried to join the very small South African Air Force, but was turned down due to lack of vacancies. He sailed for the UK and managed to get a short service commission in the Royal Air Force. He gained his wings in the late 1930s and was soon posted to the Middle East to fly the Gloster Gladiator.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and Hurricane artwork
Pat Pattle operated in Greece from the end of 1940 to April 1941 when he was killed in massive dog fight over the Bay of Athens. Suffering from the flu, he led his Squadron and destroyed at least three German aircraft before falling to an enemy fighter. Most of the RAF records from this period were lost in the evacuation from Greece, but surviving 33 and 80 Squadron pilots gave evidence of Pattle’s kill rate, including the Author Roald Dahl who was at the time an RAF pilot.
At the end of the war the RAF credited Pat Pattle with 28 aerial victories, but in the early 1950s historical records in Greece, Germany and the UK finally increased Pattle victories to 41 making him the highest scoring RAF pilot. Johnny Johnson with 38 Victories was the highest scoring British born RAF pilot.
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years