Hawker Typhoon lB RB389/I8-P ‘Pulverizer IV’, No.440 Sqn RCAF

Hawker Typhoon lB RB389/I8-P ‘Pulverizer IV’, No.440 Sqn RCAF

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Hawker Typhoon lB RB389/I8-P ‘Pulverizer IV’, No.440 Sqn RCAF

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$62.99

Item Code: AA36510

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Hawker Typhoon lB RB389/I8-P ‘Pulverizer IV’, No.440 Squadron RCAF ‘City of Ottawa’

As far as names painted on the side of aircraft used during the Second World War are concerned, there can hardly be a more appropriate one than the name given to Hawker Typhoon RB389, flown by Canadian pilot Flt. Lt. Harry Hardy. Known as ‘Pulverizer IV’, the Typhoon was something of an airborne battering ram, providing close air support to advancing ground units and pounding German strongpoints, armour and troop concentrations with a combination of bombs, rockets and cannon fire. These missions, often flown at low level were particularly hazardous for Typhoon pilots, which were not only vulnerable to attack by Luftwaffe fighters, but also from ground fire and ground hazards. The dangerous nature of these operations is highlighted by the fact that there were three previous Typhoons flown by Flt. Lt. Hardy bearing the name Pulverizer, all three of which were damaged or destroyed whilst on operations. 

 

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  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
  • Optional Undercarriage Down Optional Undercarriage Down
  • Rotatable Propellers Rotatable Propellers
Scale 1:72
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,100
Wingspan 174mm
Age Suitability 14+

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Are the bombs removable?

Posted by G. Harris on 1st Nov 2017

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4 Stars Out Of 5 (5/5 If The Promised 1,000 lb Bombs were Included)

This is the second Corgi release featuring a RCAF Typhoon (the first was a 2009 release of a three bladed 439 Squadron aircraft).

My model only had one small quality control issue and that was with the fitting of the canopy. This was easily rectified by popping the canopy off and then shortening the attachment peg and then gluing it back in place. Paint quality was good (a bit lighter green than the first release) and other than the canopy fit - the model was well assembled.

The 1,000 pound bombs promised by Corgi and used in their promotional photos and present on the box - are missing. Instead 500 pounders are included. This is disappointing as it would have differentiated the model from previous releases. Nevertheless, there are additional stencil markings on the smaller bombs and their inclusion is not wrong (500 pound bombs were also used Operationally).

All in all a very nice model. Highly recommended.
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No 1000lb bombs

Nice model apart from the smaller 500lb bombs.

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Wrong bombs!!!

3 stars for the model but loses a star for the bombs and a star for not being noticed up before release.....

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