No. 198 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk. 1B

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  1. Lucky13

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    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: Hawker Typhoon Mk. 1B
    Details: No. 198 Squadron
    Decals: Aftermarket....


    No 198 Squadron

    Formed as No 198 (Depot) Squadron at Rochford on 27 June 1917, it was tasked with night training. Until September this was merely elementary training but from that month it also provided advanced training. It disbanded in September 1919

    Reformed at Digby on 8 December 1942 as a night fighter unit equipped with Typhoons, it initially carried out defensive duties over North-East England. In March 1943 it moved to Manston, in order to intercept the German low-level fighter-bombers then making attacks against coastal targets. Early in 1944 the squadron began to train in the use of rocket projectiles and these remained its main offensive weapon until the end of the war. These weapons were used to good effect in the preparations for Operation 'Overlord' The squadron continued in the ground attack role for the rest of war, following the advancing armies through France, Belgium and the Low Countries until it arrived in Germany in April. The squadron disbanded at Wunstorf on 15 September 1945.


    Motto: Igni renatus (Born again to fire)...

    Squadron Codes used:

    PU Allocated Apr 1939 - Sep 1939
    TP Dec 1942 - Sep 1945

    After failing miserable the last two GB's I hope to finish this one one in time....:oops:
     

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    sounds good Jan. our first Tiffie !!!!!!
     
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    sSweet Jan!
     
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    Gonna get some interior etc., sprayed tomorrow I hope....that is, if I get to bed soon! :oops:
     
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    Looking forward to your build Jan. Gonna be great.
     
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    Cheers guys! One hopes that this one will go a tad more smoothly than the last few....:oops:

    Still have to find a specific machine though....
     
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    Can't go wrong with this one Jan - excellent choice! 8)
     
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    #10 rochie, Feb 8, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2010
    how about these :lol:
    source Osprey - Aircraft of the Aces Series #027. Chris Thomas. Typhoon and Tempest Aces of World War 2
    warpaint series No5 Hawker Typhoon
     

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    I say old boy, jolly good show what! Thanks awfully! Keep 'em coming! :oops:
     
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    more from - 2nd Tactical Air Force - Volume 2
     

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    Good choice Jan. Knew that we would get at least one Typhoon. :)
     
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    Just hit me, that this crate has a three bladed propeller.....
     
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    Did you get the Typhoon stuff I sent you Jan?
    Do you mean the kit has a three-bladed prop? I thought the 'bubbletop' kit had both. If not, then it's an earlier serial batch represented, before conversion/upgrade to the Tempest tailplane and four blade prop. Far as I know, there's a resin prop available, I think from Aires. (same as the Tempest BTW), and, IIRC, all of 198's kites had these by this date.
    The first and third pics posted by Karl, both of the same aircraft, are an early 'car door' Typhoon btw, I believe photographed in Autumn 1943.
     
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    Jan

    Yes this kit has the three blade prop only. Bugger. The Hasegawa kit to get, that comes with the 4 blade prop is this one. Limited Edition with 198 Squadron decals in the box. On sale at Sprue Bros at the moment.....one left!

    1:48 Hasegawa Typhoon Mk.IB "No.198 Squadron" - Limited Edition Series #9862

    Estimated No. of parts: 104
    Base Kit: JT60(09060) + 4 blades propeller parts of 09311 (Bomb and rocket parts are included.)
    Markings:
    Royal A.F. No.198 SQ. TP-E June, 1944

    The Canadian company "Ultracast" have the revised tail and four blade prop, as well as other neat Typhoon stuff. HTH

    Cheers

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    Good info Peter. You can 'get away' without adding the Tempest tailplane (horizontal stabiliser), as this is hardly noticeable, especially in 1/48th scale and below, but a four blade prop is a different matter! As Hasegawa have both Typhoon versions available, I thought they'd at least include the 3 and 4 blade prop with the 'bubbletop' !! Good job I didn't get the bubbletop to add to the car door one - think I might eventually get the old Monogram kit, which does have the four blader!
     
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    Nice one Jan 8)
     
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    Nice choice Jan, may the Typhoon rule………….

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