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Hawker Hurricane I

Hawker Hurricane I Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review November 2019 Title Hawker Hurricane I
Author Dariusz Karnas Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2019 ISBN 9788365958617
Format 24 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $11.95


First operational variant of Hawker’s legendary fighter, Hurricane Is bore the brunt of early Blitzkrieg-era actions.

Now third in MMP’s new “Single” series of budget monographs is a succinct, 24-page study of the Hawker Hurricane I.

Coverage kick-starts with 1:72 and 1:48-scale plans by Dariusz Karnas. Over a dozen pages of period and detail images follow. A subsequent page includes color instrument panel art. And contents conclude with color profile and plan views of Finland’s Hurricane I HC458 – a “Continuation War” example with 1/Lentolaivue 10 in September 1941.

Speaking of which: Karolina Holda’s outstanding color plates remain among of the finest, most meticulous anywhere. Just check the accuracy of her work against reference photos – and you’ll easily see why.

MMP’s brief book is compact and convenient for easy workbench reference. And it’s inexpensive enough that spilled paint or glue smudges won’t incite owner angst.

But as with other “Single” installments, a few more color profiles of other Hurricane I schemes would be nice!

With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.