Airfix A55208 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib Fighter-Bomber 1:72 Scale Starter Set
- 1 x 1:72 Scale Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib Fighter-Bomber
- 6 x Acrylic Paints (Humbrol 30,33, 56, 64, 78, 106)
- 2 x Paint Brushes
- 1 x Humbrol Poly Cement
The Hawker Typhoon was one of the Second World War”s most potent ground attack planes, and was one of the first planes to provide “close air support”. Leading up to D-Day, the Typhoon had been used to great effect in attacks on German radar installations along the French coastline.
Initially designed to replace the Hawker Hurricane as the complementary high-altitude fighter to the Supermarine Spitfire, the Typhoon instead found its fame as a low altitude ground-attack aircraft, spearheading the airborne assault through occupied Europe after D-Day. Designed around the enormous 24 cylinder Napier Sabre engine, the Typhoon had a tough gestation before maturing as a capable, low level fighter bomber, devastating German Armour in Normandy and beyond.
- New Tooling !!!
- Suitable For Ages 8+
- Skill Level 1
- Wingspan: 174mm Approx.
- Length: 134mm Approx.
- 74 Pieces
- Decal Scheme: No.266 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, Royal Air Force, Holland and Germany, 1944