Although the Spitfire is celebrated as England's savior during the Battle of Britain, it was the trusty Hawker Hurricane that inflicted most of the damage on the Luftwaffe. Indeed, the Hurricane destroyed more enemy aircraft than all of Britain's other defenses combined. Among the most celebrated pilots to fly the Hurricane was Stanford Tuck, commanding officer of the RAF's No. 257 Squadron beginning in September 1940. In January 1942, he was shot down over France and captured, at the time having shot down 29 enemy warbirds.
A striking Hobby Master reproduction of Tuck's Mk. 1 as it appeared in October of 1940, this 1/48 scale, die cast model features that aircraft's signature camouflage paint scheme, engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, a removable pilot figure, a rotating propeller, realistic Hispano cannons, optional-position landing gear, authentic No. 257 Squadron markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 8" long with a 10" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA8610