Plastic construction kit which requires assembly and painting
These early machines were somewhat rushed into service and it was discovered that a number of modifications would be desirable, if not totally essential.
Perhaps the most noticeable difference from the later models were around the canopy area – the first Typhoons were supplied with a forward opening ‘car door’ style cockpit entry for the pilot which even included a wind down window.
The pilot also had a transparent roof panel, which hinged open to the left and some machines had the addition of a rear-facing mirror, on the canopy frame.
- Scale: 1/24
- Wingspan: 528mm
- Length: 404mm
- Parts: 509
-The new ‘car door’ style canopy structure
-Earlier ‘car door’ pilots seat
-Alternative main undercarriage wheel
-Pneumatic tail wheel
-Alternate cannon fairings for the guns
-Different internal frame structure
-500Ib ‘Long Tail’ bombs
1) R7752 PR-G, Roland Beamont, 609 Squadron Manston 1943
2) RB781 SA-H 486 Squadron
3) EK270 EL-X 181 Squadron
4) JP671 XP-R 174 Squadron
Paints, glue and tools for assembly