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SkyMax Flying Heroes SM4009
Hawker Tempest Mk V Diecast Model
RAF No.274 Sqn, EJ762, David Fairbanks, Volkel AB, Netherlands, November 1944

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Hawker Tempest Mk V   5.75"   6.75"


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Hawker Tempest Mk.V EJ762/JJ-F was assigned to No.274 Squadron, F/L D. C. Fairbanks at Volkel, the Netherlands. On October 19, 1944 EJ762 was hit in the port wing fuel tank and burned off the port tail plane paint and damaged the fabric skin. Fairbanks managed to return to base and the aircraft was eventually repaired. On November 19, 1944 Fairbanks" EJ762 was hit by flak and once again repaired. Fairbanks ended WWII with 12.5 kills. In February 1945 EJ762 was shot down and pilot Flt. Lt. G. J. Bruce became a POW.

Hawker Tempest Mk V

Designed to improve upon the successful Typhoon, the RAF's Hawker Tempest was first flown on February 24th, 1943. Unproductive in its intended role as an interceptor, the Tempest underwent improvements in fuel storage, a new wing and a redesigned cockpit. With its proven armament of 4 x 20mm cannons the Hawker assumed the fighter-bomber role with ease and exhibited the performance of a top-flight fighter. Its excellent low-altitude performance made it one of the preferred tools for dealing with the German V-1 flying bombs.

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SkyMax's 1:72 scale Hawker Tempest V is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal and has many fine features usually only found in higher priced models. The fuselage and solid metal wing have a near-seamless construction with crisp panel line details, an all-metal empennage and radiator core detail inside the large chin scoop. The free-spinning, four-bladed propeller is diecast metal, and the removable bubble top canopy allows for an unobstructed view of the spade grip-style control stick and instrument panel. The landing lights have transparent lenses and mounted under the wing is a pitot tube and ordnance such as fuel tanks and bombs (most releases).

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SkyMax Flying Heroes

The SkyMax "Flying Heroes" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. SkyMax offer the more price-sensitive collector a cheaper alternative to models from leading manufacturers like Corgi and Century Wings.

SkyMax"Flying Heroes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.

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