Hawker Hurricane Mk II – HV667, 6 Sqn, RAF, Libya, 1942, Tank Buster
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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA32009: Hawker Hurricane Mk II HV667 of 6 Sqn, RAF, Libya, 1942, Tank Buster. The legends series come with fixed lowered undercarriage on a stand within a plastic blister on a cardboard base.
5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches
During the early part of World War II, No. 6 Squadron was equipped with Lysanders and based in Palestine, but detached aircraft to the Western Desert until 1941 when Hurricanes were on strength. Further action in the desert on anti-tank duties continued from 1942 until the end of the North African campaign. After converting to rocket-firing Hurricanes in 1944, the Squadron moved to Italy and flew the remainder of the war over the Balkans.
Based on the Fury biplane and designed by Sydney Camm as a monoplane fighter, the Hurricane was first flown on November 6th, 1935. With its wide-set landing gear, easy handling, reliability, and stable gun platform, the Hurricane was suitable for a variety of different roles such as intruder, ground strafing and night fighter. Steel-tube construction meant cannon shells could pass right through the wood and fabric covering without exploding. The Hurricane underwent many modifications during its lifetime, including an upgraded Merlin engine and interchangeable multi-purpose wings, staging twelve 7.7mm guns and two 40mm anti-tank guns and carrying two 500lb bombs.