Arriving soon - Airfix Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB

The wait is almost over for one of the highlights from this year's Airfix range, the magnificent 1:24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B -  created with our advanced CAD design which is used on all our new models. The kit has over 500 parts, and once assembled boasts an impressive wingspan of over 500mm.

The shipment is due to land mid-July, which means that we'll begin to get your orders out around the third week in July.

Introduced into service in 1941, the Hawker Typhoon was designed to be the RAF's new ultimate interceptor fighter. Superceding the Hawker Hurricane, it was hoped that the Typhoon, together with the Spitfire, would be a powerful and effective opponent of the Luftwaffe. However, it was not to be. Initially plagued by mechanical woes from the engine and suffering from a deficit in performance at high altitude, the Typhoon instead found fame as a low level attack aircraft, a role to which it was both well-suited and hugely effective.

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To whet your appetite, we thought that we'd share some behind-the-scenes photos taken of a primed pre-production model - as you can see the level of detail on this model is spectacular.

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If you haven't already done so, be sure to register your interest in this model in order to receive an email when the stock arrives - don't miss out on what is bound to be one of the most popular Airfix releases this year!

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