A truly accurate 1/48 Hunter has long been overdue; Andy Davies opens Airfix’s newly tooled offering and dives inside one of the year’s most highly anticipated kits


Hawker’s versatile Hunter must rank as one of the most iconic aircraft designs in aviation history. If greatness in a combat aircraft equates with outstanding service longevity and flexibility, then it’s truly great and one of the classic aircraft of all time. It’s aesthetically beautiful and a thoroughbred in every sense of the word. This was hardly surprising given the aircraft was designed by Sir Sydney Camm, whose other masterpieces for Hawker included the venerable Hurricane, Sea Fury and Harrier.

With two tailcone styles, the option to build an F.6A variant ‘out of the box’ was a welcome bonus. The inclusion of these parts prompted thoughts of an inevitable FGA.9.

In the bag

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