Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Hawker Hurricane Mk I LE-D V7467 242 ‘Canadian’ Squadron,
Sqn Ldr Douglas Bader The Battle of Britain 1940.
Scale 1:144 Wingspan 3.3″ (84 mm)
Base size 4″ (100 mm) square (No. 1)
Weight not including base 1.27 ozs (37 grams)
Total number of models produced 147
This Hurricane, V7467 was flown by the legendary Douglas Bader during September 1940 in the later stages of the Battle of Britain. 242 Squadron mainly comprising Canadian personnel was part of 12 Group Fighter Command. During the Summer of 1940 it was based at Coltishall and then Duxford. Whilst out-performed by the German Messerschmitt Bf 109e in all but manoeuvrability it was well liked by most of its pilots for its ability to sustain a remarkable amount of damage. The only Fighter Command Victoria Cross of WW2 was won by a Hurricane pilot flying a severely damaged and burning plane a real testament to its strength.