Hurricane IIB, 151 Wing, Vaenga, USSR Sep-Oct 1941
I wanted to do a Hurricane IIB with a tropical filter and temperate camo scheme. The options for that combo were Hurricanes IIs in Singapore, Burma, Java, India, Ceylon, and Russia (ironically none of those locations are actually temperate). I selected a RAF 151 Wing, 134 Squadron aircraft that was deployed to the USSR as the first British assistance to the recently invaded USSR. 151 Wing’s two squadrons (134 and 81) were well photographed during their mission to the Murmansk area in the autumn of 1941 and successfully engaged Luftwaffe units in the Arctic region for 2 months, while training Soviet Northern Fleet pilots transitioning to the Hurricane from their I-16s and I-15s. In late October the planes were transferred to the Soviet Airforce and the pilots and ground crew returned to Britain where they were transferred to other units. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._151_Wing_RAF
The model is the Hobbycraft “Russian Front” Hurricane II (HC 1534), and the decals are from various AeroMaster sheets, including AeroMaster No. 48-622 for the Russian style “31” tactical number.
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