Italeri Aircraft 1/48 Hunter F Mk 6/9 Jet Fighter Kit
The Hawker Hunter, which came into service in the mid-50s, was born from a specific Royal Air Force requirement, in the late 40s, highlighted the need for a jet fighter aircraft similar, in terms of performance, to the American F-86 Sabre and the Soviet MiG-15. Featured by a strong structure, it was able to reach, thanks to its Rolls-Royce Avon engine, 1,150 Km/h. Heavily armed with 4 30 mm. cannons, the Hunter reached the full maturity of the project only with the version F.6 with a better engine performance, reliability and flight autonomy. Later on FGA.9 version, dedicated to ground attack duties, was introduced and featured with four pylons to carry bombs, rockets and additional fuel tanks. The Hawker Hunter was also a commercial success and was used by the air forces of many Countries.