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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IId Collection

Xtradecal, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Numbers:

Xtradecal Item No. X72347 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IId Collection

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Decals for 13 subjects with colour-printed painting & markings guide.

Price:

£7.99 (£6.66 export price) plus shipping available online from Hannants.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

This is a good selection of schemes, beautifully printed with great density, register and minimal carrier film, with an excellent colour instruction booklet.

Disadvantages:

None noted

Conclusions:

Recommended for modellers in the ‘one true scale’  who have an interest in the Hawker Hurricane and the campaigns that it served in.

Reviewed by Graham Carter

F i r s t L o o k

 

The Hurricane Mk IId was the heavily armed anti-tank variant of this aeroplane that is forever linked to the “Flying Can-openers” otherwise known as 6 Squadron, even up to their days with the Sepecat Jaguar. It was equipped with  pair of 40mm canon in underwing panders and had a devastating effect on AFVs and soft-skin vehicles, especially in North Africa.

 

 

Presented in the usual clear zip-lock sleeve this sheet provides for nine different schemes from a number of campaigns and air forces. The sheet is beautifully printed as we have come to expect with great colour density, register and minimal carrier film.

 

 

Two A4 colour sheets give port and starboard side views of each aircraft and an upper and lower camouflage scheme on a separate sheet. The A5 cover sheet contains decal application information and a list of relevant colours by BS and Xtracrylics numbers.

 

 

The decal choices are all equipped with the two 40mm cannon in panniers under the wings and most have the tropical filter under the nose:-

  1. BP554, ‘JV -‘ of 6 Sqn in Egypt 1942, in Dark Earth/Middle Stone over Sky,

  2. KX1221, ‘G’ of 5 Sqn in India, 1943  in Dark Earth/ Dark Green over Light Mediterranean Blue,with blue/white roundels and tail flash,

  3. HV6663, ‘U’ of 6 Sqn in the Western Desert, 1942, in Dark Earth/Middle Stone over Azure Blue,

  4. KX413, ‘KJ.M’ of 164 Sqn at Middle Wallop, UK in 1943 in Dark Green/Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey, does not have the tropical filter under nose

  5. ’21’ of 246 IAP, Soviet AF in 1944, in Dark Green/Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey.

  6. HV856, ‘H’ of 7 Sqn SAAF,  in Dark Earth/ Dark Green over SAAF Sky Blue,

  7. HW313, ’S’ of 6 Sqn in the Western Desert, 1942, in Dark Earth/Middle Stone over Azure Blue,

  8. HW719,  of 1st Specialist Low Attack Instructors School, RAF Milfield , 1943 in Dark Green/Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey, does not have the tropical filter under nose, and

  9. a Mk IV, KX407, BR-A, of 184 Sqn, RAF Colerne, 1943 in Dark Green/Ocean Grey over Medium Sea Grey, does not have the tropical filter under nose.

 

 

Certainly quite a variety there, and recommended for modellers in the ‘one true scale’  who have an interest in the Hawker Hurricane and the campaigns that it served in.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

Recommended for modellers in the ‘one true scale’  who have an interest in the Hawker Hurricane and the campaigns that it served in.

Thanks to Hannants for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2016 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 13 September, 2023
Last updated 19 September, 2023

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