Information about Plastic Model Kit
|Model kit:||Hawker Hurricane Mk.I|
|Camouflage version:||No.87 Squadron, Flt. Lt. Ian Richard (Wifge) Gleed, Royal Air Force, Exeter, England, August 1940.|
|Number of parts:||28|
|Accessories:||6.7 inches x 5.9 inches (17 cm x 15 cm)|
|Quality of the model kit:|
|Brief description of the model kit:||The kit is old, so we can not expect any miracles, but after small adjustments model may look very good. One of the main shortcomings is cockpit and landing gear. The cockpit contains only one part - pilot's seat. If we do not place a pilot to the cockpit, which coveres everything, you need to improve it a little.|
|Brief description of construction:||First, I put a few wires and seat belts to the cockpit. After gluing both halves of fuselage together, I discovered that the rudder is slightly curved to one side. I cut it and then placed it to the right position. I wanted an aircraft that have just arrived from a battle, so I also drilled holes for machine guns. They were usually taped with red stickers before a battle. After the first shot, stickers were burst.|
|Length:||32 ft 3 in (9.84 m)|
|Height:||13 ft 1 in (4.0 m)|
|Wingspan:||40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)|
|Empty weight:||5,745 lb (2,605 kg)|
|Maximum speed:||340 mph (547 km/h)|
|Maximum range:||600 mi (965 km)|
|Service ceiling:||36,000 ft (10,970 m)|
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) and for many other countries in the Second World War. Hurricanes with Spitfires formed a core of fighter battleforce during the Battle of Britain.
Aircraft was developed in the mid-30th years by Hawker based on request from the Ministry of Aviation. It was equiped with new engine Rolls-Royce PV-12, later known as Merlin. The fuselage and wings were composed from metal frame and covered with canvas. Later, it started to be produced with metal wings.
Hurricane was very easy to manufacture, but its performance was not as good as more advanced Spitfires. Also, its weaponry was weak. The first types A and B had from 8 to 12 7.7 mm Browning machine guns. Later, Hurricane was equiped with 4 Î 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannons, which were also good for the ground support.
Source of information:
- Hawker Hurricane - Wikipedia. Link to the source: en.wikipedia.org.