RARE Revell Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B 1/32 scale

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 02, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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 dev
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