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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 P2544 of 274 Sqn

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I was given the Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I Trop kit 09323, and planned to build it as P2544 of 274 Sqn.



In reading up on this aircraft on the various websites, I realised that there are two interpretations of the colour scheme.

The kit instruction sheet says the upper surface camo is Middle Stone and Dark Earth.

However, some websites gives it as brown/green.  

The links to the two of the websites are shown below the two images here.

P2544_which one




Am just wondering which one is correct, or both are correct?...that the aircraft was delivered to the field in factory brown/green camo and later repainted in sand camo?


Look forward to advice on this.



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I'd say P2544 was Dark Green Dark Earth,  while the plane behind is Dark Earth and a lighter colours, Light Earth or Sand, note the tone of the lighter colours on P2544 is the same as the darker one on the plane behind.

Under sides are either Sky or Sky Blue.

P2544 maybe has a replacement panel, the one directly below the open canopy.


Hasegawa decals are often poor colour wise though, 'Ivory' whites and not good representations of RAF roundel colours.



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Posted (edited)

Thanks Troy and Peter for your comments.

I also tried to colourise the photos I found and here are the results.

Hawker-Hurricane-MkIa-Trop-RAF-274Sqn-YK-P2544-RAF-El-Amiriya-Egypt-1940-01_comparisonHurricane Mk.I P2544_comparison


I understand the colourisation software has its limitations but the results points towards what you said is right, Troy.


I also note that the 2nd photo here, showing the port side do not have the glare shield mentioned by Peter.


Hope there are other photos that will turn up for confirmation.



Edited by YK GOH

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