Hawker Hurricane (oz6536)
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Keelbild Hawker Hurricane. Rubber scale model British WWII fighter.
Quote: "Hi Steve, This is the Keelbild (Model Shop Newcastle), Hawker Hurricane. Designed by TR Kennedy to 1/24th scale, it is a fine effort at capturing the lines of what was shortly to become a famous fighter. It is a very rare (and very early) Hurricane kit - not quite the first Hawker Hurricane kit ever, but probably the best of the early ones - and I count myself lucky to have obtained an example in almost mint condition. The AMA have a copy of the plan, inherited from the John Pond collection, but I had never seen the complete kit until this one chanced my way. There is no doubt about the date when it was issued because a helpful packing slip in the box reveals that the contents were assembled on 22nd September 1938 (over a year before the Hurricane shot down its first enemy aircraft...) At that date, all Hurricanes still had fabric-covered wings, two-blade Watts propellors and no 'chine' around the tail wheel. Somewhat surprisingly, the design also includes provision for large landing lights to be incorporated in the wing leading edges - a detail point most small Hurricane models ignore. The box included a bottle of banana oil and thinner (still present and unopened) and a 'loading stick', as referred to in the build notes. The loading stick is made from hardwood, with a large diameter hardwood dowel on the end, through which slots have been sawn at 90 degrees to each other (see picture). It is probably quite a useful tool for pushing a rubber motor down to the tail peg. The original tissue provided was just white with a small square of black on which pre-printed serial numbers were outlined. Hardwood wheels, clear celluloid, wire, rubber and a dowel for the rear motor peg were all provided, to complete what was a very comprehensive kit for its day. Regards,"
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User commentsA huge THANKS for this amazing plan! The Hurry has always been a favorite of none, and this plan will be put to good use. Thanks again.
OleBill - 10/04/2015
Great sharing for this great airplane.
motomior - 07/04/2021
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