Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc – BE581 / JXE, F/Lt Karel M. “Kut” Kuttlelwasher, RAF No. 1 Squadron, RAF Tangmere, England, 1942
1:48 Scale. Length: 8". Wingspan: 10"
Limited production of approximately 500 models
Karel “Kut” Kuttelwascher was born in Czechoslovakia and in August 1940 went to England and joined the RAF. He was sent to RAF No. 1 Squadron in October 1940 flying a Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ia. Kut scored his first aerial victory April 8 1941. In July 1941 the squadron was re-equipped with the Hurricane Mk.IIc and carried out night intruder missions. Kuttelwascher’s aircraft wore a red banner on the starboard side that read “Night Reaper”. On May 4, 1942 he shot down three He-111’s. Kuttelwascher ended World War II with 18 confirmed aerial victories and two DFC’s.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and 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 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