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World War II
Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
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Hawker Hurricane IIc
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 04:32 AM UTC
Paul Barton looks at Hasegawa''s limited edition release of their 1/48 Hurricane IIc. This boxing allows the builder to portray The Last of the Many as it appeared during its short career as a racer.

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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: June 03, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:20 PM UTC
The Kings Cup Air Race is a handicap event, the whole point being that any entrant stands a chance of coming first. The slower aircraft start first and the faster aircraft later, the time interval calculated by the handicapper. The faster aircraft have to catch up and overtake the slower aircraft to win. If the handicapper has done their sums right all the aircraft should reach the finish line at about the same time.
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: February 05, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 06:28 AM UTC
As an update to my review from last year, there is a 14 page article on G-AMAU "the last of the many" in
issue no.5 of The Aviation Historian, well worth a read if you like a more in depth aviation magazine.