fbpx
, ,

Hawker Hunter FGA9 – XF456 R, 43 Sqn RAF The Fighting Cocks, Damaged

Availability:

1 in stock

£29.00

1 in stock

Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA32704: Hawker Hunter FGA9 XF456 “R” in the famous black and white chequerboard markings of 43 squadron “The Fighting Cocks” It is also the rarest of the RAF Hunter models, being a limited edition of 2,400 pieces.

Length 7.75 inches Wingspan 5.75 inches

PLEASE NOTE: The model has some pitting to the paint on the upper surfaces. One of the drop tanks has a small amount of glue residue on the pylon. Box is not perfect with some surface and end damage. Please do not purchase if any of this bothers you.

The Hawker Hunter is a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. The Hunter was also widely exported, serving with 21 other air forces; 50 years after its original introduction it is still in active service, operating with the Lebanese Air Force.

On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record, achieving 727.63 mph (1,171.01 km/h). Hunters were also used by two RAF display teams; the “Black Arrows”, who on one occasion looped a record-breaking 22 examples in formation, and later the “Blue Diamonds”, who flew 16 aircraft. Overall, 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence. In British service, the aircraft was replaced by the English Electric Lightning, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier and the McDonnell Douglas Phantom.

Sold By : Plane Store SKU: AA32704 D Categories: , ,
Weight 1.2 kg