Italeri Aircraft 1/48 Hurricane Mk I RAF Fighter Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Kit

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The Hawker Hurricane has been the most widely used fighter by the British Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The Hurricane was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin 12-cylinders, liquid-cooled, with more than 1,000 HP that could lead to a speed above 500 km/h. The eight 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, which equipped it, guaranteed a good firepower. Although it was slower and more antiquated, for aerodynamic design, then the famous "colleague" with whom it shared the operational engagement during the Battle of Britain, however, was more robust, cheaper, and easier to maintain and repair.  The Hurricane contributed significantly to the victory of the RAF during the Battle of Britain, but during the war, it was gradually given up the role of front-line fighter to the more modern Spitfire.

Watch this great video showing the Hurricane in action:

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