The Hurricane was developed as a replacement for the RAF's pre-war bi-plane fighters, such as the Hawker Fury and Gloster Gauntlet. Considered revolutionary when it was unveiled in 1935, by the start of WWII the earliest versions with fabric covered wings and two bladed propellors had fallen behind the performance of the best German fighters. Plastic model kit. Instructions included. Paints, glue and brushes sold separately. 51 pieces. Length approx 13.3cm.