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Hawker Hurricane Mk I – 242 Sqn RAF, Douglas Bader

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Corgi Aviation Archive Legends 1/72 scale AA32004: Hawker Hurricane Mk I serial V7467 of 242 Sqn, as fclown by famous ace pilot Douglas Bader. Legends models are mounted on a stand with fixed lowered undercarriage. The box is a plastic blister on a diorama base, non limited but a sought after model.

Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches

Quickly rising to a Hurricane ace with No. 242 Squadron where he scored 11 destroyed and 1 probably destroyed, Wing Commander Douglas Bader was appointed to command the Spitfire IIA equipped Tangmere Wing in March 1941. When taken prisoner in August 1941 Bader had scored with the Spitfire a further 9 and 4 shared destroyed, 5 and 1 shared probably destroyed and 7 damaged. This brought his total score to 20 and 4 shared destroyed, 6 and 1 shared probably destroyed and 11 damaged. He became one of the most recognised Allied aces and a heroic figure representing the indomitable spirit of the RAF.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I
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.

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