A super detailed 1:24 scale model of the legendary ground attack Hawker Typhoon MkIb. This fantastic model has been created using our advanced CAD design used on all our new models, and we think you’ll agree the results are stunning! We’re excited to unveil an exclusive video interview (below) with the model’s designer Sam Townshend, in which he shares a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the Typhoon was developed. Introduced into service in 1941, the Hawker Typhoon was designed to be the RAF’s new ultimate interceptor fighter. Superceding the Hawker Hurricane it was hoped that the Typhoon, together with the Spitfire, would be a powerful and effective opponent of the Luftwaffe. However, it was not to be. Initially plagued by mechanical woes from the engine and suffering from a deficit in performance at high altitude, the Typhoon instead found fame as a low level attack aircraft, a role to which it was both well-suited and hugely effective.
The wait is almost over for one of the highlights from this year’s Airfix range, the magnificent 1:24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B – created with our advanced CAD design which is used on all our new models. The kit has over 500 parts, and once assembled boasts an impressive wingspan of over 500mm.
The shipment is due to land mid-July, which means that we’ll begin to get your orders out around the third week in July.