SMN report: The Airfix super-detailed 1:24 scale model of the ground-attack Hawker Typhoon MkIb marks a new high with state-of-the-art computer-aided design.
There's an interview with the model's designer here, which is loaded with background information on the kit's development. It's well worth a view.
To see some excellent detailed shots of the pre-production Typhoon click here.
The real thing
Introduced into service in 1941, the Hawker Typhoon was designed as a high-performance interceptor for the Royal Air Force, to replace the Hawker Hurricane, for use with the Supermarine Spitfire as a deadly two-prong fighter force. However, early engine problems and inferior high altitude performance meant that the Typhoon eventually found a different - but successful - role. As a low-level fighter-bomber, taking out anything from armed convoys to supply trains, the Typhoon became highly successful.