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R.A.F. Hawker Hurricane MK IV KZ187

Kit: Revell Monogram Classics Kit 0090

Scale: 1:48

Contributor: Robert Parkin

Aircraft:   The Hurricane was the first R.A.F monoplane and it was also the first plane ever to travel faster than 300mph in level flight. During W.W.II, it featured prominently in the defense of England during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane was Britain’s second eight-gun fighter and outnumbered the more illustrious Spitfire by 2:1 in the Battle of Britain. The Mk.I was the eight Browning 7.7 mm (.303 cal) machine guns in the wings used primarily for attacking other aircraft and strafing ground targets. One of the most rugged and reliable aircraft in RAF service. It served on all fronts until the end of the conflict in many roles.

Kit features: Highly detailed light gray and separate clear injection molded parts with nice fabric detail on rear fuselage and additional parts for multiple versions. Multi-position landing gear, tropical filter and detailed cockpit and interior complete the kit. Includes authentic Revell decals for multiple versions (Model is the desert scheme KZ 187, also a Mark IV which carried rockets beneath its wings).

Instructions- The instructions are comprehensive. Parts are both named and numbered. There is a brief history and the paints called for are generic names, with no brand specified, so there is some liberty here.

Specifications:

Hawker Hurricane I

Empty/Max Weight & Dimensions:
Weight: 4,670 / 6,600 lbs. (3,000 kg)
Span: 40 ft (12.19m)
Length: 32 ft (9.75m)
Engine: Rolls-Royce Merlin III 12-cyl V liquid cooled, 1,030 hp
Armament: Eight Browning .303 machine guns w/334 r.p.g
Max Speed @ Altitude: 318 mph (512 km/h) @20,000 ft (6,100 m)
Ceiling: 36,000 ft (10,980 m)
Climb Rate: 2,520 ft (770 m)/min
Range: 460 mi (740 km)

 

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Last Updated: 11/23/01