RARE Revell Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 1/32 scale
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Sold Date: 07/02/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Clearing out my collection once more, up for auction a rare Revell Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b In 1/32 scale.Traditionally, the hallmark of a successful aircraft manufacturing company has been that future requirements should always be the concern of the Chief Designer and the project team. In other words, when the latest project has been accepted for production, its replacement should be on the drawing board. Sir Sydney Camm, Hawker Aircraft's Chief Designer - and one of the true legends of aircraft design alongside Ed Heineman and Kelly Johnson - was already hard at work in the summer of 1937 on the Hurricane's replacement, designed to meet Air Ministry Specification F.18/37 which called for a fighter with a top speed over 400 m.p.h. when the first production model of that famous airplane had yet to fly. The result was - at the time the first prototype was rolled out - the biggest single-seat, single-engine fighter ever designed, with the heaviest armament any traditional fighter had ever carried, and the most powerful engine ever installed in an airframe. Unfortunately, not enough was known at the time of its design to prevent it being equipped with a wing too thick for what was really needed, which would always hold it back in fighter versus fighter performance. The exigencies of war would dictate that the airplane was committed to production too early in the development cycle, resulting in it acquiring a worse reputation with its pilots than any fighter that ever preceded it, a dangerous reputation that was fully deserved at the outset, that would cost the lives of many young fighter pilots to resolve, and would still not be fully fixed by the end of the aircraft’s career This is a rare kit of a famous British WW ll Fighter in a large scale. Kit features complete detailed cockpit with moveable door, detailed landing gear, and detailed engine compartment. Decals for two Royal Air Force version. Box is factory sealed and in excellent condition. This is a must have for anyone modeling WW ll British fighters. I will accept all payments authorize by Ebay. All international bidders please email pryor to placing your bid to get accurate shipping cost. All bidders with less than 10 ebay transaction please email me pryor to you bidding. I expect to hear from winning bidder within 48hrs after auction has closed. Since I am clearing out my collection I will not be accepting returns, kit is sold as is. I will combine shipping on multible purchases. If you have any questions about this item Please feel free to email me. Thank you for looking and good luck. Feel free to check out my other auctions.
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