Oxford Diecast “Aviation Series” Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc – Squadron Leader Robert "Butch" Barton, No. 249 Squadron, RAF, Ta' Qali, Malta, 1941
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.4”. Wingspan: 6.7”
Robert Barton was recruited in Vancouver at the age of 19 and was subsequently accepted into the RAF in 1936. He trained with No. 41 Squadron and at the end of 1940 was given command of 249 Squadron. Six months later, his squadron prepared for duty in Malta. Between 1941 and his return to England two years later, No. 249 Squadron was one of the most successful fighter squadrons on the island. Ending his career as a Wing Commander, "Butch" Barton returned to Canada, where he resumed a more relaxed and quiet life.Diecast metal construction with some plastic parts
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate markings
Fixed non-rotating propellers
The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-engine fighter aircraft and the first monoplane fighter used by the Royal Air Force. First flown on 6 November 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.
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Category: Oxford Diecast 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14