Picture of Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane

Picture of the Hawker Hurricane taken from a 1938 cigarette card. The original text associated with the picture read:

HAWKER "HURRICANE" FIGHTER. This single-seater fighter is probably the most discussed-type now in service. A "Hurricane" recently covered the 327 miles from Edinburgh to Northolt in 48 minutes. The type combines high speed with ease of manoeuvre and slow landing, and the beautifully streamlined design gives an impression of power that is confirmed by the machine's performance. The "Hurricane" is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a 40 feet wing span, built by Hawker Aircraft, Ltd. It is fitted with a Rolls-Royce "Merlin" engine developing 1,050 h.p. The armament consists of 8 machine-guns, mounted 4 in each wing.

Hurricane Aces, 1939-40, Tony Holmes. A look at the men who flew the Hawker Hurricane during the first two years of the Second World War, when it was arguably the most important front line fighter in RAF service. This book covers the Phoney War Period, the German invasion of the West, the Battle of Britain and the early use of the Hurricane in North Africa and from Malta. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, T. (1 May 2007), Hawker Hurricane , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hawker_hurricane.html

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