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Aviation art prints of the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft. Hawker Hurricane ME 11D tank busters and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain by aviation artists David Pentland, Tim Fisher, Ivan Berryman and Barry Price. Aviation art prints available from Cranston Fine Arts.

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon.

All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots.  The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built. 

1 Squadron ] 6 Squadron ] 32 Squadron ] 43 Squadron ] 46 Squadron ] 56 Squadron ] 85 Squadron ] 80 Squadron ] 87 Squadron ] 249 Squadron ] 274 Squadron ] 501 Squadron ] 504 Squadron ] 607 Squadron ] Hurricane List ]

 

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Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4298 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley crew were made prisoners of war.)
Lieutenant Colonel Michael D Cannon added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks in January 1945 he notched up a n impressive 48 combat missions before the end of the war, flying his P-47 Haulin Ass II on ground attack and strafing missions during the push through Germany.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hauptmann Otto Schultz : Victories updated, Squadrons updated (added JG51), Squadron service dates updated
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