The Hurricane was developed as a replacement for the RAFs pre-war bi-plane fighters, such as the Hawker Fury and Gloster Gauntlet. Considered revolutionary when it was unveiled in 1935, by the start of WWII the earliest versions with fabric-covered wings and two-bladed propellers had fallen behind the performance of the best German fighters.
Nevertheless, once fitted with 3-blade propellers these early Hurricanes were very successful during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Paint Scheme – No.615 Squadron, RAF Kenley, England, August 1940.
Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, a brush, and four acrylic paints – all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!