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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Hawker Hurricane (oz6536) by TR Kennedy 1938 - model pic

  • (oz6536)
    Hawker Hurricane
    by TR Kennedy
    from Keelbild, Model Shop Newcastle
    20in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/04/2015
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A 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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