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Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC

Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC

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Well detailed kit from Hasegawa of the cannon-armed Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC. This version was the most numerous of all Hurricane variants. Markings are included for the following aircraft:

  • BD962 - No.3 Squadron, RAF.
  • PZ865 - "The Last of the Many", the last Hurricane produced.

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Some production of the Hurricane was carried out in Canada by the Canada Car and Foundry Co Ltd.

The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft which acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called "Hurribombers"), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications which enabled operation from ships. The Hurricane was significant in enabling the Royal Air Force to win the Battle of Britain in 1940, accounting for the majority of the RAF's air victories. About 14,000 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including about 1,200 converted to Sea Hurricanes, and about 1,400 that were built in Canada). The Hurricane served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

Hurricane IIC (Hurricane IIA Series 2)
Hurricane IIA Series 1 equipped with new and slightly longer propeller spinner and new wing mounting four 20-mm Hispano cannons. Hurricane IIA Series 2 became the Mark IIC in June 1941, using a slightly modified wing. The new wings also included a hardpoint for a 500 lb or 250 lb bomb, and later in 1941, fuel tanks. By then performance was inferior to the latest German fighters, and the Hurricane changed to the ground-attack role, sometimes referred to as the Hurribomber. The mark also served as a night fighter and "intruder."