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Amercom 1:100 Aircraft of the World ACSL41
Hawker Hunter T.Mk 7 Diecast Model
RAF No.229 OCU, XL579, RAF Chivenor, England, Early 1960s

1:100 Scale   Length   Width
Hawker Hunter T.Mk 7   5.5"   4"

The RAF ordered 55 Hunter Trainer Mark 7 (T.7) aircraft, with the first flying on 11th October 1957, and the first deliveries following shortly after. Only 45 of the 55 ordered were delivered to the RAF, with the other ten diverted to the Royal Navy FAA. The RAF also received six additional T.7s as conversions from ex-RAF F.4s. No.234 Sqn, RAF had flown Spitfires in the Battle of Britain and went on to fly Vampires, Sabres and Hunters until it was disbanded on 15th July 1957. The Squadron number was then allocated to one of the squadrons of No.229 OCU on 22nd October 1958, operating Hunter F.6 and FGA.9 aircraft to give Hunter pilots their operational training. The Unit was also allocated a few two-seat Hunter T.7s including XL579. On 2nd September 1974, No.229 OCU was re-designated as the Tactical Weapons Unit (TWU) and No.234 (Reserve) Sqn remained one of its components.

Hawker Hunter T.Mk 7

Designed to exceed the performance of the straight-wing carrier-based Hawker Sea Hawk, the Hawker Hunter first flew on July 21, 1951. Early versions of this swept-wing aircraft suffered from a host of problems such as a short range (Maximum flight endurance was only about one hour) and an unreliable engine, but a series of refinements resulted in an aircraft that went on to become history's longest-serving British jet fighter, with almost 50 years on the front lines. The Hunter's high power-to-weight ratio and improvements in armament and fuel capacity made it an appealing export, and during its service history it was operated by 19 different nations.

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Amercom 1:100 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:100 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:100 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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