Hawker Typhoon - 32" Balsa Kit

Hawker Typhoon Rubber-powered
32" Wingspan
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Hawker Typhoon - 32" Balsa Kit

Designed by Mike Midkiff for Bluebottle Squadron | Rubber-powered | Includes glue and coloured tissue covering

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Brand: Bluebottle Squadron
Wingspan: 32" (813mm)
Ease of build: Expert
Flying skill: Expert
Control type: Free-flight
Power system: Rubber
Scale: 1:16
All up weight: 100g


Here’s one for you experienced aero-modellers who love a challenge - and a wonderful model at the end of the build.

Originally designed for rubber-powered free-flight by Mike Midkiff for Bluebottle Squadron, the 32” wingspan really lends itself to conversion to micro RC for those who know what they’re doing.

The Hawker Typhoon was a mighty fighter and this kit really does it justice with vacuum-formed optional “car-door” or bubble canopies, spinner, exhaust stubs and lightweight built up wheels.

Waterslide transfers give the option for building either the bubble canopy Typhoon 1B of 175 Squadron from April 1945 or “Car door” canopy Typhoon 1B of 609 Squadron of early 1943.

Once again, this is very definitely not a kit for beginners!


  • Quality strip wood & laser cut balsa parts.
  • Full size CAD drawn plans & comprehensive instruction booklet.
  • Quality coloured covering tissue.
  • Lightweight built up wheels.
  • Moulded spinner & exhaust stubs.
  • Optional ’Car door’ or bubble canopies.
  • Propeller, rubber motor & hardware.
  • Optional markings sheets printed on lightweight paper
  • PVA glue

Please note: Water slide transfers are not currently available for this model 

Only Suitable For Ages 14+

Choking Hazard - Contains small parts, keep out of reach of children.


Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.


Smaller items

Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.

For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.

A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.

The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.

Larger items

For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.

For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!

This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.


Jon Fardell

This is a fantastic kit to build and and makes a really beautiful model. The quality of the materials and parts in the kit are excellent. It does however seem rather expensive to me - there was a lot of balsa left over and the alternative canopies and transfers for the different versions must add to the cost, that could possibly save a small amount if omitted. The structure is beautifully lightweight but I think you would need to be a very competent pilot to fly an RC version without damage.


This is an outstanding kit in every respect. Useable balsa strip and accurately cut parts. The plans and directions are clear and precise and the molded parts are excellent. Well worth the price!

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