Hawker Typhoon 1B - Car Door 1:24
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These early machines were somewhat rushed into service and it was discovered that a number of modifications would be desirable, if not totally essential. Perhaps the most noticeable difference from the later models were around the canopy area – the first Typhoons were supplied with a forward opening ‘car door’ style cockpit entry for the pilot which even included a wind down window. The pilot also had a transparent roof panel, which hinged open to the left and some machines had the addition of a rear-facing mirror, on the canopy frame.
Some of the other options this new version will allow are:
- The new ‘car door’ style canopy structure
- Earlier ‘car door’ pilots seat
- Alternative main undercarriage wheel
- Pneumatic tail wheel
- Alternate cannon fairings for the guns
- Different internal frame structure
- 500Ib ‘Long Tail’ bombs
- Livery A: R7752 PR-G, Roland Beamont, 609 Squadron Manston 1943
- Livery B: RB781 SA-H 486 Squadron
- Livery C: EK270 EL-X 181 Squadron
- Livery D: JP671 XP-R 174 Squadron
In addition, this new version of the 1/24th scale Hawker Typhoon will give the modeller the option to construct his model with or without the main aerial in place, with a similar option for the pilot's optional rear-facing mirror.
WARNING Not suitable for children under 36 months. It contains small parts which can present a choking hazard. Please retain these details and the address for future reference. CAUTION Please remove all packaging before giving the toy to a child.
Technical Specification & Detail
|Dimensions (mm)||L404 x W528|
The Awesome 'Tiffie'
Having built Airfix products for over 45 years I have to say this example is outstanding in detail and engineering. What you are able to achieve 'out of the box' is a pure triumph in the art of scale model manufacture. If you are going to treat yourself to a 'special' model now or in the near future do yourself a favour and buy one of these!! The only consideration is the shear size of the model but its excellence so out ways the pros and cons of getting one. Make the space!!
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Paintwork & Finish
Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK