Hawker Hurricane

// The Hawker Hurricane was one of the most famous British fighters during the World War II.

Specifications (Hawker Hurricane MK IIC)
Crew 1
Weight 2.605kg (empty)
3.950kg (full)
Length 9,84m
Height 4m
Wingspan 12,90m
Wing area 23,92m²
Engine 1 Rolls-Royce XXV engine with 1.280hp
Speed 541km/h (maximum)
4 20mm cannons
2 bombs of 110kg OR
1 bomb of 230kg

The first monoplane fighter and the first with a top speed of 483km/h to enter at service for the RAF, the Hawker Hurricane was designed by Sydney Camm and first flew on 6 November 1937. The Hawker Hurricane Mk I, equipped with the engine Rolls-Royce Merlin II 1.030hp and eight 7.7 mm machine guns, was the main British fighter in the Battle of Britain in 1940, and destroyed more enemy aircraft than any other.

Then in 1940 came the MK IIA who had a Merlin XX engine of 1.280hp, the MK IIB, introduced in 1941, which had twelve guns and Hurricane MK IIC, also introduced in 1941, equipped with four 20mm cannons. These versions could carry up to 227kg of bombs under the wings. These aircraft served as fighters, fighter-bomber, night fighters and also served in reconnaissance missions until 1943. The MK II was extensively used as a night fighter in defense missions over England and night raids on the German bombing camps in France.
The Hurricane MK IID had a 40mm anti-tank gun. Two of these guns were loaded under the wings, and this version was particularly successful in North Africa. The MK IV was able to load up to eight rockets up to 27.2 kg. About 14,000 hurricanes were produced, including 1,451 produced in Canada . This total also includes the Sea Hurricane models who served on aircraft carriers. Always remembered as slow between British fighters, he had a great maneuverability and could stand considerable damage in battle.