Hawker Hurricane Mk11C – 83 OTU RAF, Gunnery Flight, Peplow, D Day 1944
Hurricane Mk11C – 83 OTU, D Day 1944. Ltd Edn
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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale AA32007: Hawker Hurricane 11C of 83 Operational Training Unit RAF, Gunnery Flight, Peplow, during the D Day landings in 1944. Mint and boxed limited edition of only 3,200, displays superbly and has to be seen to be appreciated with four cannons and D-Day stripes. A superb addition to any D-Day collection
Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.75 inches
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 Hurricane was developed by Hawker in response to the Air Ministry specification F.36/34 (modified by F.5/34) for a fighter aircraft built around the new Rolls-Royce engine, then only known as the PV-12, later to become famous as the Merlin. At that time, RAF Fighter Command comprised just 13 squadrons, each equipped with either the Hawker Fury, Hawker Hart variant, or Bristol Bulldog – all biplanes with fixed-pitch wooden propellers and non-retractable undercarriages. The design, started in early 1934, was the work of Sydney Camm. The 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).