This is a plastic 1/72 Hawker Tempest Airplane from Academy Plastics. It's a skill level 1 model plane.
The Hawker Tempest was perhaps the ultimate British piston engined fighter developed during WWII. Similar in appearance to the Hawker Typhoon, the Tempest featured a much thinner laminar flow wing which gave much better overall performance. Tempests were used successfully during the last years of WWII ground attack aircraft, and for intercepting the German V-1 "Buzz Bombs" which were launched against London and South-East England. The Hawker Tempest was powered by a 2180 hp, 24 cylinder, H-configuration Napier-Sabre engine.
1/72nd scale kit for static display - skill level 1..
52 parts molded in light grey and clear with recessed panel lines..
Detailed landing gear, wheels, and wheel wells..
Includes two wing mounted drop tanks..
Cockpit detail includes seat, floor, rear bulkhead, instrument panel..
2-part canopy may be posed open or closed..
Detailed nose radiator..
Wingspan: 6-3/4" (17.3cm)
Length: 5-1/2" (14.2cm)
One decal sheet with markings for 2 aircraft
1: s/n NV724/JF-E, Pierre Closterman, No 3 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, July 1945.
2: s/n SN228/EDM, Wg Cdr Mackie, No. 122 Wing Royal Air Force, May 1945.