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  Hawker Hurricane - Great Britain
The early history of the Hurricane is an interesting parallel in many ways with that of the Supermarine Spitfire in with which it was to form an immortal partnership.
Often underrated in favor of the Spitfire, the Hurricane was the main victor of the Battle of Britain.
The Hurricane IV was in service by March 1943 and was operational in the Middle and Far East theatres until the end of the war, and in Europe until the end of 1944.
www.aviation-history.com /hawker/hurrcane.html   (1647 words)

  Hawker Hurricane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hawker Hurricane is a fighter design from the 1930s which was used extensively by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain.
Hurricane Mk.IV The last major update to the Hurricane was to "rationalize" the wing, equipping it with a single design able to mount two bombs, two 40mm Vickers S guns or eight "60 pounder" RP-3 rockets.
At least one Hurricane was captured from the Soviets during the war and flown by the Finnish Air Force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawker_Hurricane   (2100 words)

 Hawker Hurricane: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Following traditional Hawker (A person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry) construction techniques closely, it used a large measure of wood and fabric for the wings and fuselage, with the engine and cockpit area being aluminum-covered steel tubing.
During the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for the majority of the planes shot down by the RAF, being vectored against the slower bombers whilst the Spitfires kept the defending German fighters occupied, but their day was already over.
Hurricane Mk.IV The last major update to the Hurricane was to "rationalize" the wing, equipping it with a single design able to mount two bombs, two 40mm guns or eight "60 pounder" rockets.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/hawker_hurricane.htm   (1430 words)

 Hurricane (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hawker Hurricane was a propeller-driven fighter aircraft used by the RAF.
Operation Hurricane was the name given by the British to their first nuclear test, in 1952.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is a former boxer whose conviction for murder was overturned.
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 NZFPM |Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA The Hurricane is the unsung hero of the Battle of Britain and one of the most versatile fighters of World War II The Hurricane is the unsung hero of the Battle of Britain and one of the most versatile fighters of World War II.
Hurricanes served in France before and during the German Blitzkrieg, were prominent at Dunkirk and in the closing stages of the Battle of France.
Hurricanes were the nemesis of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain and were particularly effective against the Messerschmitt Bf110 heavy fighter.
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To their great credit, the Hawker company pressed forward with the Hurricane's development without a government contract, certain that war was coming and the UK would urgently need modern fighters.
Hurricane Is bore the brunt of the Battle of Britain.
The Hurricane, due to its versatility, fought on all fronts in which the British Empire was involved, proving to be a valuable aircraft everywhere it went.
www.chuckhawks.com /hawker_hurricane.htm   (1453 words)

Often underrated in favor of the Spitfire, the Hurricane was the main victor of the Battle of Britain.
The early history of the Hurricane is an interesting parallel in many ways with that of the Supermarine Spitfire with which it was to form an immortal partnership; but while the Spitfire was an entirely new conception based on specialized experience, the Hurricane was the logical outcome of a long line of fighting aircraft.
The Hurricane IV was in service by March 1943 and was operational in the Middle and Far East theatres until the end of the war, and in Europe until the end of 1944.
www.bluebird-electric.net /hawker_hurricane.htm   (1843 words)

Hawker had long since established itself as a maker of very good fighter aircraft, dating back to World War I. In 1933, the chief designer of Hawker, Sydney Camm, proposed a design of a new monoplane largely based upon the Hawker Fury biplane, to be powered by the Rolls Royce Goshawk engine.
It was during the valiant defense of the British Isles that the Hurricane became a fixture of Royal Air Force history and legend.
Generally outclassed by the Messerschmitt Bf-109E in terms of speed and climb, the Hurricane was at least a match in maneuverability and was certainly capable of absorbing greater levels of battle damage.
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 The Hawker Hurricane
Hurricanes were refitted with the "Merlin III" engine, which was a Merlin II that had been redesigned to fit either of the variable pitch propellers and provide a hydraulic feed to drive the pitch-changing mechanism.
A Hurricane was fitted with a "laminar flow" wing shortly after the end of the war on a research basis, and Hurricanes were apparently used for weapons trials as well.
Hawker got the go-ahead to build a prototype and began work on it in mid-1935, but the company's preoccupation with the Hurricane meant that the prototype of the "Henley", as it was called, didn't perform its first flight until 10 March 1937.
www.faqs.org /docs/air/avhurr.html   (7563 words)

 ::Hawker Hurricane::
In this month, a Hurricane piloted by Squadron Leader J W Gillan, commanding officer of 111 Squadron, had flown from Scotland to Northholt, a distance of 327 miles, in 48 minutes at an average speed of 409 mph (admittedly with a tail wind).
A Hurricane was the first RAF plane to destroy a Luftwaffe plane in October 1939 when Pilot Officer Mould shot down a Dornier Do-17 over France.
The Hurricane, in various guises, saw combat in most areas of World War Two — the jungles of the Far East, the deserts of North Africa etc. Almost 3000 Hurricanes were delivered to Russia during the war.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /hawker_hurricane.htm   (593 words)

 The Hawker Hurricane
By the 27th September 1939, Hawker had delivered 497 Hurricanes to the RAF against the initial order of 3,500 and was enough to equip 18 Fighter Command squadrons.
June 11th 1940 a Hurricane Mark I was fitted with a two stage supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin XX engine that at sea level was rated at 1,300hp rising to 1,460hp at 6,250 feet.
After the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane was further developed, mostly up to and including 1942 even though it was relieved as a front line attack aircraft in the air to air war, and was used mainly as a ground attack aircraft.
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 Hawker Hurricane
Hurricanes proved vital to Britain's survival during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, when the Nazi Blitzkrieg seemed unstoppable.
Hawker was expecting production orders so the company had already began to tool their production lines to build the airplane.
Hawker never paused in flight-testing improvements to the fighter and in 1939, the company began using the variable-pitch, three-bladed propeller.
www.nasm.si.edu /research/aero/aircraft/hawker_mkiic.htm   (1988 words)

 Hawker Hurricane MkIIa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Hawker Hurricane was one of the famous British fighters of WW II.
Hurricanes were built not only in Great Britain but also in Yugoslavia, before the German invasion, and in Canada during the 1940-1942 period.
The Hawker Hurricane MKIIa on display is a Canadian built airframe painted to represent an aircraft of 71 Squadron, Royal Air Force, one of the three Eagle Squadrons of WW II.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/ac/pg000041.htm   (306 words)

 The Hawker Hurricane
The Hurricane Mark IV was the first rocket-armed aircraft to be used in action by the Western Allies, and the rocket armament gave it a tremendous punch, being generally more effective than the light bombs carried by earlier Hurribombers.
The Hurricane had been reassigned to second-line roles in the European theater by the middle of the war, though it continued in combat in Burma to the end of conflict.
The Rumanian Hurricanes were used by Rumanian forces after the invasion of the USSR in 1941 to defend the Black Sea port of Constanta, which was the major Axis port in the region.
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 Hawker Hurricane
The structure was similar to preceeding biplanes, differing in having a sliding cockpit hood, eight Browning guns in the wings, where no synchronization gear was needed, and a hydraulic system with an engine-driven pump, driving the retractable landing gear, and split flaps along the entire trailing edge, between the ailerons.
The rest of the Hurricane construction was identical in principle to the biplanes of the 1920s.
It was decided to use the Hurricanes against the massive bomber formations of the Luftwaffe whereas the Spitfires were mainly employed against German fighters.
www.neam.co.uk /hurricane.html   (752 words)

 Encyclopedia: Hawker Hurricane
In contrast, the contemporary Supermarine Spitfire used monocoque construction and was thus both lighter and stronger, though not neccessarily more tolerant to bullet damage.
Hawker-Siddeley was a group of UK aircraft manufacturing company formed as a result of the merger of Hawker Aircraft with Armstrong-Siddeley.
The Hawker Hurricane, both during and after the war, would serve in the air forces of many countries, some "involuntarily" - as in the case of Hurricanes which landed accidentally in neutral Ireland and were immediately impounded by the authorities, followed by their entry into service with the Irish Air Corps at Baldonnel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hawker-Hurricane   (659 words)

 Hawker Hurricane 1 airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Hurricane will always be remembered for the vital role it played, with its partner the Spitfire, in hectic battles during the summer of 1940.
Hurricanes destroyed more enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain than did all the other air and ground defences combined.
Later in the War Hurricanes made a significant contribution to the defence of Malta, the desert war in North Africa and war against the Japanese in the Far East.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /hawker-hurricane-1.htm   (225 words)

 Canada's Air Force, Aircraft: Hawker Hurricane
Hurricane 5584 was one of 401 Mark XIIs on strength withn the RCAF between June, 1942 and June, 1947.
The Hurricane was one of the great fighters of the Second World War and will be remebered forever for the part it played during the Battle of Britain in 1940 when, together with the Supermarine Spitfire, it withstood and overcame the numerically superior Luftwafe, then master of conquered Continental Europe.
XII was the most numerous on strength with the RCAF of all the Hurricanes which served from 14 February, 1939 to 29 June, 1948 accounting for 401 out of the total of 503 Aircraft.
www.airforce.forces.gc.ca /equip/historical/hurricanelst_e.asp   (351 words)

 Hawker Hurricane
Originally conceived as an interceptor (and it did well in that role at the beginning of the war), the Hurricane would soon be outclassed in that function — the Typhoon and the Fw 190 would both be equipped with more powerful engines developing respectively 2,180 and 1,700 hp, compared to 1,280 hp for the Hurricane.
Nonetheless, the Hurricane was a very stable aircraft when firing, allowing the pilot to shoot continuously at his opponent with very little deviation.
The Hawker Hurricane was among the most famous British World War 2 planes.
www.world-war-2-planes.com /hawker_hurricane.html   (271 words)

 Hawker Hurricane
Now this is not to say that the Spitfire was a non-important plane, because without it the Hurricanes would have been forced to fight the Me-109s, which had a wide performance margin over the Hurricane.
The Hurricane was the first plane to have an eight gun armament.
The Hurricane Mk.II was the main Hurricane from 1941 to 1942.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Runway/2337/Hurricane.htm   (489 words)

nvariably eclipsed by the more modern and glamorous Spitfire, the Hurricane, in fact, was responsible for eighty percent of the enemy aircraft destroyed by fighter command during the Battle of Britain.
(later called Hawker Aircraft Limited) Camm knew that biplanes had reached their limits and came up with a monoplane design that year although it was not actually built.
Hawker, confident in their design, authorized tooling for 1000 to be built in March, 1936.
www.spitcrazy.com /hurricane.htm   (498 words)

 Warbird Alley: Hawker Hurricane
The first production Hurricane flew on 12 October 1937, and was delivered to the 111 Squadron at RAF Northolt two months later.
During the war, Hurricanes were sold to Egypt, Finland, India, the Irish Air Corps, Persia, Turkey, and the USSR.
The Hurricane was undoubtedly one of the greatest and most versatile fighter aircraft of WWII, and it remained in service with the RAF until January 1947.
www.warbirdalley.com /hurry.htm   (399 words)

 Hawker Hurricane (David Llewellyn James)
Hawker Hurricane was by far the most numerous of British combat aircraft from the outbreak of war in 1939 until well into 1941, and bore the brunt of the RAF's early battles with the Luftwaffe over France and Britain.
Nonetheless the Hurricane had its advantages over the Spitfire - amongst which were that it was much more sturdy and resistant to battle-damage, that it was a more stable gun platform, and that it was both cheaper to build and easier to maintain.
Total production of Hurricanes came to the huge total of 14,231, of which 1,451 were built in Canada.
www.compass.dircon.co.uk /Hurricane.htm   (383 words)

 Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc
The Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc is the cannon-equipped version of the Mk II Hurricane.
After the Battle of Britain, it was realized that the Hurricane's days as a pure fighter were numbered, as it had several characteristics that were to limit the Hurricane's growth especially with regards to speed, namely the thick wings.
The vertical performance of the Hurricane is very poor compared to the later war powerhouses, and thus one should be wary if the enemy uses energy tactics on you.
www.rdrop.com /users/hoofj/HurriIIc.htm   (317 words)

 Military and Civilian Aircraft - Hawker Hurricane
The Hurricane Mark I was a low-wing monoplane with "taildragger" landing gear.
Even as the Hurricane I was racking up kills in defense of Britain, Hawker was improving the type for the time when the Allies could take the initiative.
The Hurricane was regarded as such an important weapon that the Canadian Car & Foundry (CCF) company was contracted in 1938 to build the Hurricane I at their factory at Fort William, Ontario.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=125   (6042 words)

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