1:48 UK Hurricane Mk.IIc

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1:48 UK Hurricane Mk.IIc 2726 1:48 United Kingdom Hurricane Mk.IIc Type: Fighter aircrafts Period: Second World War Skill: 4 Model Dim.: 20,5 cm NEW MOULDS - SUPER DECALS SHEET - COLOURED INSTRUCTION SHEET - PHOTO-ETCHED FRET INCLUDED The Hawker Hurricane has been the most widely used fighter by the British Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II. It has contributed significantly to the victory of the RAF during the Battle of Britain, but during the war, the role of front-line fighter has been gradually given by the more modern Spitfire. The Hurricane, however, has gradually changed its role thanks to the adoption of specific versions. The Hurricane Mk. IIC, in fact, has a significant armament formed by four 20 mm. cannons mounted in the wings. The adoption of the 20mm cannons. , Instead of the traditional 7.7 mm machine guns. , have made the Hurricane extremely effective in the ground attack and close support missions. The Hurricane Mk. IIC was equipped with the more powerful supercharged Merlin XX engine capable of delivering 1,185 HP. The adoption of the new engine changed the shape of the “nose” and the Mk II was longer than the previous versions.