Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA8654 Hurricane Mk.IIc BD983, S/L James MacLachlan, No.1 Sqn., Northold from November 1941 to June 1942.
1/48 Scale Diecast Model, 10" Wingspan, 8" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Hawker Hurricane was the first British single-engine fighter and the first single wing aircraft with retractable landing gear as well as an enclosed cockpit and 8 machine guns. The Hurricane went into operational service in December 1937 with the RAF 111 Squadron. The Hurricane is usually over looked as a major player in the BoB because of the Spitfire but 80% of the 1,792 German aircraft shot down were because of the Hurricane. There were 14,533 Hurricanes produced in all variants.
James A.F. MacLachlan was a Squadron Leader assigned to the No. 1 Squadron at RAF Tangmere. In 1941 MacLachlan was severely wounded and as a result had an arm amputated but 7 months later returned to flying. He is credited with 16 victories over German and Italian aircraft of which 7 were night victories, 2 over Malta and 5 over France. In May 1942 MacLachlan became a night fighter ACE with the 5 victories over France while partnered with Karel Kuttelwascher. These victories earned MacLachlan the DSO.
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|Size:||10" Wingspan, 8" Long|
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