This is a 1/72 Hawker Typhoon IB Plastic Model Kit from Academy.
Conceived by Sydney Camm to supersede the Hurricane as a fighter-interceptor, the Typhoon became famous as a low level ground attack aircraft. This was thanks to it's heavy cannon armament and ability to carry up to 2000lbs of bombs or 8 rocket projectiles. The Typhoon was powered by a unique H-configured 24 cylinder Napier-Sabre engine rated at over 2,000 horsepower. Typhoons played an important role in the D-Day invasions in Normandy with their attacks on German shipping and armour.
1/72nd scale kit for static display.
53 parts molded in medium grey and clear with fine recesse panel lines.
Detailed cockpit features armour plate, seat, instrument panel gunsight, and rudder pedals.
Detailed radiator assembly.
Kit builds a tear drop canopy Typhoon - canopy may be posed ope or closed. _ Optional 3-blade and 4-blade propellers.
Includes 8 underwing rockets and launchers.
One decal sheet with markings for 2 aircraft
1: Typhoon Ib, MN582/HH-A, 175 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, August 1944
2: Typhoon Ib, SW493/DP-S, 193 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, August 1945