The Hawker Hurricane was a mid century British single-seat fighter aircraft produced from 1937 to 1944, designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was used throughout World War II along with the more well known Supermarine Spitfire, playing a significant role, for example, during Battle of Britain. There were various models of the Hawker Hurricane. The Hurricane Mk IIC introduced a 4 x 20mm Hispano cannon arrangement fitting two cannons in each wing. This provided major firepower against a variety of targets, whether at land, sea, or air.
Brass aircraft models of World War II planes — such as the offered example — were often made during the war by factory workers in Great Britain during their spare time using left-over brass at the factory. Generally, they are 1/72nd scale, varying in quality, with some mounted on bases. Models of British fighters that they made included the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, and Boulton Paul Defiant — the latter being a single-seater plane with a power-operated turret behind the pilot. British factory workers also made brass models of American planes including the Boeing B-17 , Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, and the North American P-51 Mustang. World War II models of Axis power planes were apparently not made by the British workers.
Condition: Generally very good, the original lacquer finish to the plane with wear and minor scattered abrasions and handling. Base very good as well, probably original to the plane, also with the usual wear to finish, handling, etc.
Maurice Kanareck, emails to George Glazer Gallery, April 22, 2020 (correcting earlier posted discussion suggesting the model was a Spitfire model and quoted above).
James Moore, email to George Glazer Gallery, January 31, 2020 (correcting earlier posted discussion suggesting the model was a Spitfire model).