|Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Hołta|
|Mushroom Model Publications|
|Notes:||24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-60-0|
This third release in MMP's Single series concentrates on the Hawker Hurricane I. This aircraft was the RAF's first modern monoplane fighter and while initial production planes had some features of Hawker's earlier biplane fighters (wooden two blade fixed prop, canvas covered airframe), it was, in other respects, quite modern and a most welcome addition. Later versions of the Mk.I had all metal wings and used two different types of three blade prop (deHavilland metal and Rotol wooden), but the rest of the airframe was still canvas covered tube frame. Now a benefit of this is that bullets simply passed through leaving just holes unless they hit something metal. Also made it easy to repair
The Hurricane was used by some other nations besides the UK in the early days of WWII and its ruggedness in less than optimum conditions and fairly heavy machine gun armament was appreciated.
In line with the initial release, this one is in the large A4 size with several distinct sections. There is no history of the type, but there are superbly done plans in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This includes fuselage cross sections that are often missing from other plans. The book includes a goodly number of period photos showing both sections and entire aircraft. There are also color photos of the restored aircraft's cockpit so you can get an idea of the color. The book finishes up with large, full page color four views of an in-service example with the Finnish AF.
It is another great addition to the MMP family of books that offers all that both the modeler and the enthusiast are seeking in a plans/detail book on a specific aircraft without going into a ton of detail. If you want to know the routing of the oxygen lines, then this may not be the book for you. It is a book that I found to be well done and one that I can highly recommend to you.
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