Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane : Defender of Britain

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This is the aircraft that the Battle of Britain hinged upon: the day-fighter that won for the fight for Britain's freedom, without which invasion would have been a near certainty. Yet this vital aircraft, the Hawker Hurricane, is often overshadowed by the Spitfire in many histories of the Second World War. Not so here, though, as Philip Birtles gives a full, detailed account of this important fighter. Complemented by 190 colour and black-and-white illustrations, this book delves into the history of this aircraft, from design and production via the Battle of Britain and Second World War service at home and overseas, right through to rebuilt and preserved Hurricanes still existent. This comprehensive account is everything this aircraft deserves and no aviation or Second World War enthusiast should be without it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 226 x 248 x 18mm | 360g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 240 black & white illustrations, 40 colour illustrations
  • 0752498584
  • 9780752498584
  • 2,440,337

About Philip Birtles

Philip Birtles is an aviation author whose titles include "The Avro Volcan," "Boeing 777," and "UKAirfields of the Cold War."Hehas spent40 years managing and 20 years as chairman of the Mosquito Aircraft Museum."
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