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1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 Model Airplane
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader -- No. 242 Squadron, Dunkirk, 1940
Current Location: Private Collector


Known for his strong leadership and flying skills, Douglas Bader was one of the most famed British RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War. Without reservation, Bader was posted Wing Commander of the No. 242 Canadian Squadron. This Canadian unit, the only one in the RAF at the time, had been badly mauled in France, and its morale was low. Bader quickly transformed the 242 into a tight, tough squadron through his courage, leadership and uncompromising attitude toward his pilots, ground crews and the RAF high command. His squadron took part in the early stages of the Battle of Britain, flying convoy patrols and going after occasional high-flying Dornier bombers. Although they were tough at first, they later proved to be much more lethal when teamed up with other Squadrons such as the 19, 302, 310 and the 601.

When the Battle of Britain ended, Bader was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry and leadership of the highest order. He became commander of the Duxford Wing, which was later credited with destroying 152 German aircraft while losing only 30 pilots themselves. Bader was credited with 12 victories during the Battle of Britain and a total of 23 victories by the end of his flying career.

Using Hasegawa’s 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 model airplane and an aftermarket decal sheet, I produced Douglas Bader’s famous Hurricane with the “Boot kicking Hitler”. Nice looking replica of Bader’s aircraft.

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Model Airplane | Professionally built 1/48 scale Hasegawa model of a Hawker Hurricane Mk.1.
Scale Model Kit Photo 00 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Image 03 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 04 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Airplane Image 05 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Scale Model Image 07 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Kit Image 10 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Scale Model Image 12 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Photo 13 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Model Airplane Image 14 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Airplane Photo 15 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Aircraft Image 18 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Aircraft Kit Photo 19 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Kit Photo 20 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Model Kit Image 21 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Scale Model Photo 22 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Image 23 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 24 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Airplane Image 25 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Kit Photo 26 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Airplane Scale Model Image 27 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 28 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader
Model Aircraft Kit Image 29 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Douglas Bader



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