About the Hawker Typhoon IB – British WWII Fighter Bomber:
Though initially designed to be a high-altitude interceptor, the Hawker Typhoon ended up an incredibly effective ground strike aircraft towards the end of 1943. Fitted with everything from air-to-ground rockets, 20mm cannons, underwing bombs, and more, the Hawker Typhoon made for an exceptional fighter-bomber and played a crucial role leading up to, and beyond, Operation Overlord. As the Allies pushed further into Europe, Typhoons targeted German ammunition stores, vehicles, train yards, and ground forces, and proved more than capable of eliminating strategic targets with little support.
In all, some 3,300 Typhoons were produced and, at their pinnacle, composed an impressive 26 total squadrons. Then, with the arrival of the jet engine, the Typhoon was removed from service in 1946. There is only one complete airframe in existence of a Hawker Typhoon (in a museum) and none are airworthy. However, as of 2020, there is an undertaking by the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group in Canada and the UK to fully restore a Typhoon – they even managed to secure an original Napier Sabre engine!
Armament: 4x 20mm cannons, 8x air-to-ground rockets
Range: 820 km (510 mi)
Speed: 663 kph (412 mph)
Ceiling: 10.700 m (35,200 ft)
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This expertly designed, and sturdily built kit features everything wanted in a D-Day edition of the Hawker Typhoon. From its eye-popping color scheme, to the deadly underwing armament, there’s no shortage of details and play features. The wings even have a slight dihedral design, giving the kit an incredibly accurate look compared to the real aircraft. Additional features include printed side roundels, a detailed cockpit, functional landing gear, a spinning prop, and custom pilot minifig.
Designed by Nicholas Kramer
753 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.
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