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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc
Air Dispatch Letter Service Flight 1697
Hendon, April 1944

Price $10.00

Model # 056

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc
87 Squadron RAF
Pilot Sqn. Ldr. Dennis G. Smallwood
Charmy Down, Sommerset
May 1942

Price $10.00

Model # 072

Hawker Hurricane Mk IId "Flying Can Opener"
6 Squadron RAF, B Flight
Shandur, Egypt
July 1942

Price $12.00

Model # 089

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Technical data:
  Length 9.83 m    
  Span 12.19 m    
  Engine Merlin XX, 1280hp
  Max Speed 526 km/h    
  Armament 4 x 20mm Hispano cannon + 2 x 500lb bombs
  Crew 1    
    Hurricane was the true hero of the Battle of Britain, but by 1941 it was clear that it was becoming totally unsuitable to its role as a fighter aircraft. Hawker was not ready to give up on the plane yet, and in order to improve performance, new Merlin XX  engine was introduced to the plane and Hurricane Mk II was born. Mk IIa was armed with 8 7.7mm machine guns, Mk IIb introduced new wings with 12 7.7mm machine guns, but the true potential of the revived Hurricane was realized with the introduction of Mk IIc armed with four 20mm Hispano cannons and conversion to ground attack role. It was quickly learned, that destroying tanks was very difficult and the solution was to equip Hurricane with 40mm cannons in pods under each wing, reducing other armament to a single machine gun in each wing for aiming purposes. First squadron to be armed with Mk IId variant was the No. 6 and it was so effective that it was quickly nicknamed "Flying Can Openers" and the winged can opener became an unofficial squadron emblem.
Model built and photographed by Tomasz Krol - used with permission.

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