Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V

Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V

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Description

At the outbreak of World War II, only 111 Squadron and a handful of others were equipped with the Hurricane. Thanks to sudden massive orders and a well-organized Hawker sub-contracting production to Gloster and General Aircraft, more squadrons rapidly became operational. Cutting their teeth during the Battle of France, it was during the Battle of Britain that the type excelled and came to form the backbone of Fighter Command. While the Hurricane was steadily overtaken by the Spitfire in the fighter defence role, it remained the fighter of choice in North Africa and the Far East. Despite a large number being shot down in these far-flung conflicts, many received hasty repairs and returned to the fray while more fragile designs were permanently grounded. The Hurricane may not have been the prettiest or, the best-performing aircraft but, as Francis Mason stated: 'The Royal Air Force was glad to get the Spitfire...it had to have the Hurricane!'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 7mm | 226g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 1780966024
  • 9781780966021
  • 593,767

Table of contents

Introduction/ Design and Development/ Technical Specifications and Variants/ Operational History/ Conclusion/ Bibliography and Further Reading
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Review quote

Although small in size, I thought Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V packed a good amount of information, and I would recommend it to those seeking information on the Hurricane fighter. - ww2db.com
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About Martyn Chorlton

Martyn Chorlton was born in the north Cambridgeshire fens during the late 1960s, joining the RAF as an Air Photographer in 1984. After tours in Germany and Northern Ireland, his service came to an end in 1997 and, a few years later, cut his writing teeth on an Airfield Focus. To date he has 14 published books under his belt. In 2004 he launched Old Forge Publishing, which has now produced another 17 books. That same year he also began freelancing for the aviation magazine fraternity and has continued this ever since. Currently, Martyn is a regular contributor to Aeroplane Monthly, Jets, Airfix and Aviation Classics.
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