Monday, February 13, 2012

Typhoons

Here are a few Hawker Typhoon photos involving Canadian personnel. These are not RCAF Typhoons as the Canadian Squadrons did not operate rocket armed Typhoons. The guys in the colour photo look awfully suspicious of the colour of those rocket rails...are they future IPMS judges? (Photos courtesy of the Canada Department of National Defence/Library and Archives of Canada.)



Modeler's Note: Probably the best option for a 1/72 Typhoon is the Academy kit. Sadly, it isn't perfect and you probably need, at minimum, a new canopy. There is also a decent Typhoon by Hobby Boss whose canopy is even worse.

2 comments:

dknights said...

Don't those rocket laungh rails look suspiciously like train track rails? I do know that the launch rails for the German rockets on the Me-262 were actually made from curtain rods, so who knows.

dsg said...

I believe the man in the middle is gesturing to an off-camera MP and saying, "Would you mind coming over here? The gentleman next to me is wearing a skirt and it's making me uncomfortable..."