Super-sized Typhoon appears on a Dorset hillside...
Apprentices working for QinetiQ at Boscome Down in Wiltshire have constructed a super-sized model of the Hawker Typhoon for the Chalke Valley History Festival near Salisbury this week.
The huge 4x scale model of the rocket carrying fighter has been placed on a hillside overlooking the Festival that opened yesterday.
The fighter bomber known as 'Tiffy' by its pilots played a key role attacking German troops, tanks and trains during the battle for Normandy, disrupting Nazi attempts to resupply their beleagured forces.
There are no airworthy Typhoon's still flying today, although the Typhoon Preservation Trust has plans to restore one to flying condition by 2020. « less