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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 ]


See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

749th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Anson K6296 : Aircrew updated (added J. Stransky), Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Anson crash-landed at Honington following the loss of the starboard aileron.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim R3900 : Airframe notes updated (added 31-03-1941 : Blenheim was lost off the Dutch Island of Texel. )
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Denis Woolley : First name updated (now Denis), Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1470 : Aircrew updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD827 : Airframe notes updated (added 08-04-1941 : Hampden was hit by flak and crashed into target area. All crew were killed. This was the first Hampden to be unaccounted for and declared missing in 1941 as all six others had crashed in the United Kingdom and been accounted for.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9270 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Blenheim was on patrol off the Dutch coast before it was lost without trace. )
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD753 :
Whitley Mk.V T4298 of No.51 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
1st Lieutenant Edward J Lopez added to aircrew database :
Joining the 365th Fighter Group slightly after D-Day he fought through Normandy, Bastogne and into Germany, dropping 500lb bombs on armored convoys. On one occasion he pressed on to destroy flak guns despite being badly hit by their 20mm fire.


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