Battle of Britain - Ready for Battle Gift Set 1:48

Battle of Britain - Ready for Battle Gift Set 1:48


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Battle of Britain - Ready for Battle Gift Set 1:48


Item Code: A50172

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At the height of the summer of 1940, the fate of the free world rested upon the skill and courage of just a few young pilots as the RAF stood alone against the might of the as yet undefeated German Luftwaffe. In the air above southern England, Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes fought vicious dogfights with the fighters and bombers of the enemy.

As they wheeled and fought across the sky it was down to a large group of men and women based on the ground to keep these vital aircraft serviceable and armed during these crucial summer months. Refueling was the duty of the then common Albion AM463 refueling truck, which with its three separate hoses was capable of refueling three fighters simultaneously thus speeding up the vital turn around between fighter sorties. The aircraft were rearmed and maintained by armies of fitters and gun crews, feeding thousands of .303 rounds into the gun bays of the waiting fighters.

Finally, trucks such as the Bedford MWD were used to transport men and equipment across airfields and around the country in this fraught and dangerous time. While the majority of the recognition goes to the pilots of the RAF, who risked everything to defeat the Luftwaffe, the contribution made by the general crews and other ground personnel must not be forgotten, many were killed and injured in the Luftwaffe attacks on airfields and they worked tirelessly to ensure the RAF emerged victorious.

Recreate the action and the history of getting ready for battle in your own diorama using the models supplied in this exciting Gift Set.

This kit contains:

  • 1 x Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - L200 x W255; Pieces 127
  • 1 x Albion AM463 3-Point Fueller - L118 x W45; Pieces 113
  • 1 x Bedford MWD - L89 x W41; Pieces 95
  • 10 x Ground Crew Figures and Accessories - H38; Pieces 108
  • 12 x Acrylic Paints
  • 2 x Brushes
  • 2 x Poly Cement

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:48
Skill 2
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 443
Dimensions (mm) L340 X W240

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sssss 5

This set is a bargain

A very large box, containing an incredible amount of plastic. the box contains a large bag of paint pots, brushes & glue, a beautifully detailed instruction book, and of course 4 bags containing what are in essence 4 individual kits. Every single kit goes together beautifully, and the Hurricane itself is a joy to build. Until now I have been a strict 1/72 modeller, but these new tooled 1/48 kits have converted me, well that, my failing eyesight and sausage fingers.

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sssss 5
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BoB-Ready for Battle

Excellent thank you Airfix

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Bought at first release

Can only sing the praises of this kit
It was bought for my as a gift from my partner
She thought it was great value at the time as it includes the newer molding of the 1/48th scale Hurricane
I don't build vehicles EVER so these are wasted on me!
But the hurricane itself was a relative pleasure to build ....but i would say due to the nature and fit of some of the internal framing parts during cockpit assembly it isnt a build for the novice , but still very enjoyable

Considering the initial purchase price my only dissapointment where the decal set which only coverd one aircraft..this marking option doesn't include underwing roundals

Aftermarket decals are readily available at differing costs though

Over all recomended
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