Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk1B Z7015 7 L of 880 Sqn Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy on board the carrier HMS Indomitable in the Indian Ocean during May 1942. The aircraft is currently restored in full flying condition by the Shuttleworth Trust at Old Warden airfield. Highly accurate 1/32 scale; Limited Edition of 2,110 pieces. Has to be seen to be appreciated with fantastic detailing such as removable engine and gun covers, retracting undercarriage, moveable control surfaces and opening canopy. Long gone from the shops and now extremely hard to find. Please note: The box lid bottom right corner has a very slight crush, but otherwise all in superb order.
The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF’s air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.
The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft which acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called “Hurribombers”), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications which enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as “Hurricats”. More than 14,000 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including about 1,200 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada by the Canada Car and Foundry).