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Special Hobby Aircraft 1/32 Westland Whirland Mk I Cannon Fighter Kit

Special Hobby 1/32 Westland Whirland Mk I Cannon Fighter Kit


$103.99 $129.99

In the days leading to the outbreak of the Second World War, the British Air Ministry issued requirements calling for two types of new fighter aircraft, a lighter one armed just with machine guns and the other one with heavier cannon armament. To this specifications, the Spitfire and Hurricane machine gunfighters were developed. The requirement for the heavier type led to the creation of the twin-engined Westland Whirlwind fighter. Its production gave a total of over a hundred examples, and it was just the shortage of the Peregrine power plants that prevented further production. The Whirlwind saw service over the English Channel both in the fighter and ground-attack roles, for the latter the airframes were adapted by the addition of bomb racks and called the FB Mk.I. It was only in 1944 that the Whirlwinds were replaced by Hawker Typhoons.

Special Hobby's model of the Whirlwind portrays the fighter variety of the type and comes on ten styrene sprues and one with clear parts. The decals show four machines that sport the earlier green and earth as well as the later grey and green schemes.

a model of this type has never been kitted in 1/32 before and is a highly detailed model that includes accurate and well-researched decals with a set of servicing stencils.

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