Hawker Hurricane SurvivorsHawker Hurricane Survivors



This book documents each aircraft by country of origin and mark by mark from the day it left the factory up to the present day.

Author: Gordon Riley

Publisher: Grub Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781910690796

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Page: 224

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REVIEWS Anyone with an interest in the Hurricane and those who are about to build any of the recent excellent Hurricane kits will find this a fascinating addition to their bookshelf." — Model Airplane International "...heavily illustrated and well produced and will serve as an excellent guide not only for historians but also warbird enthusiasts." — Air Classics Magazine, Feb 2016

HurricaneHurricane



This compact volume draws on a wealth of research, artwork and contemporary photographs, as well as images of surviving Hurricanes in flight today, to present a complete guide to this classic fighter aircraft.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472831545

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Page: 144

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This remarkable aircraft, designed and built to combat the emerging fighter strength of the Axis nations in the lead-up to World War II, made its name in the air battles over Britain and France in the first years of the war. Beloved by its pilots for its stable firing platform and reputation as a rugged survivor, the Hawker Hurricane quickly became the backbone of the RAF, scoring more kills than the more glamorous Spitfire in the Battle of Britain. This compact volume draws on a wealth of research, artwork and contemporary photographs, as well as images of surviving Hurricanes in flight today, to present a complete guide to this classic fighter aircraft.

Hurricane R4118Hurricane R4118



In 1982 when he was traveling in India, Peter Vacher stumbled on the remains of a British plane—a Hurricane Mark I, a veteran of the Battle of Britain. It was in a dreadful state. Could he restore it? Would it fly again?

Author: Peter Vacher

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781909166394

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Page: 160

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A fascinating account of the only airworthy Hawker Hurricane, “now regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from WW2” (FLYER). In 1982 when he was traveling in India, Peter Vacher stumbled on the remains of a British plane—a Hurricane Mark I, a veteran of the Battle of Britain. It was in a dreadful state. Could he restore it? Would it fly again? Not until 14 years later did he decide to act and after six years of wrangling he got the icon home. Then the truly difficult process of restoration began—a worldwide search for parts, careful reconstruction, flight testing—-until in 2005 it flew again to the delight of thousands of enthusiasts. Along the way Peter reunited three auspicious veterans—Peter Thompson, Bunny Currant, and Bob Foster—with R4118, men who had flown her during the war. To this day, the aircraft’s grace and splendor in flight is enjoyed by crowds across the UK. “The amazing story of how this only surviving Hurricane from the Battle of Britain was discovered and lovingly restored.” —The Mail on Sunday

Canadian Warbird SurvivorsCanadian Warbird Survivors



The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in Canada.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462048021

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Page: 438

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in Canada. The majority of the Canadian Warbird Survivors are on display within a great number of well maintained aviation museums, many others are displayed as gate guards near or in a number of Canadian Forces Bases, and a good number are in the hands of private collectors. Many are not listed in any catalogue, but have been found by word of mouth, or personal observation. The museum staffs and volunteer organizations throughout Canada have done a particularly good job of preserving the great variety of Canadian military aircraft, illustrated here. Hopefully, as more aircraft are recovered from their crash sites in the bush and restored, traded or brought back from private owners, they too will be added to the record. The book lists the aircraft alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. This list is also appended with a brief summary of the aircraft presently on display within the nation and a bit of its history within the Canadian Forces. Canadian Warbirds books are available through the iUniverse.com or the Amazon.com online bookstores.

Hawker Hurricane and Sea HurricaneHawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane



Belgium Belgium bought twenty Hurricane Is in mid-1939 and a licence to ... the survivors playing an understandably limited part in the ensuing debacle.

Author: Martin Derry

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473851016

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Page: 96

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When Sidney Camm's masterpiece, the Hawker Hurricane, entered RAF service in late 1937 it quickly became one of the most important aircraft in Britain's military arsenal, especially in the first three years of the Second World War. This title covers the history of this iconic design, from the prototype and the initial production variants' entry in to RAF service, through its development and use, first as a day fighter, and then night fighter, intruder, fighter-bomber, catapult-launched and then carrier-based fighter, and eventually dedicated ground attack machine. The Hurricane served in every wartime theatre, from Norway and France, the Battle of Britain, the defence of Malta, to the campaigns in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean, on the Russian Front and in the Far East where it saw service until the end of hostilities.Split into three primary sections, this volume offers a concise yet informative history of the Hurricane's development, operational career and design improvements, including many contemporary photographs with detailed captions; a 16-page colour illustration section featuring 48 separate aircraft (in profiles and 2-views); and finally a section prepared by that well-known and established doyen of model makers, Tony O'Toole, listing and illustrating the plastic model kits produced of the Hurricane in all scales. As with the other books in the Flight Craft series, whilst published primarily with the scale aircraft modeler in mind, it is hoped that those readers who might perhaps describe themselves as 'occasional' modelers if indeed they model at all may also find that this colourful and informative work offers something to provoke their interests too.

Hurricane R4118 RevisitedHurricane R4118 Revisited



With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from veteran pilot Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts. “Photos and firsthand accounts trace the ongoing restoration and display of ...

Author: Peter Vacher

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781911621546

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Page: 192

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“Peter Vacher has revised and updated his classic account of the discovery and restoration of our Hawker Hurricane Mk I-R4118.” —Hurricane Heritage Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118. Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history. In Hurricane R4118 Revisited, more stories of R4118’s origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron. Focus is also given to the role of 605 Squadron’s ground crew and the aircraft during the Battle of Britain. Continuing into the present day, Vacher highlights the challenges of maintaining and flying a historic warbird, while Keith Dennison, a warbird pilot, provides expert commentary on exactly what it is like to fly a Hurricane. The book concludes with the sale of R4118 to an enthusiastic Englishman and the decision taken to keep the aircraft at the Shuttleworth Collection. With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from veteran pilot Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts. “Photos and firsthand accounts trace the ongoing restoration and display of a legendary aircraft.” —FineScale Modeler

Texas Warbird Survivors 2003Texas Warbird Survivors 2003



Hawker Hurricane Mk. (Serial No.) 1 Hawker Hurricane Mk. (Serial No.) 2 Hawker Hurricane Mk. (Serial No.) 3 Hawker Hurricane Mk. (Serial No.) 4 Hawker ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047826

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Page: 382

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Many examples of aircraft that saw service in the various armed forces of the United States are currently being restored to flying status or preserved in museums in the state of Texas. Some of them have significant war records, and a few are currently standing as gate guardians outside their former airbases. These Warbirds are a permanent part of our modern history, and they deserve to be remarked upon and remembered. This handbook provides a simple checklist of where the surviving military aircraft in Texas are located now, along with a few photographs and a brief history of their service in the US military. This book should spark your interest in some of the military aviation history that can be found in this warm and friendly state on Americas Gulf Coast. Texas Warbird Survivors is specifically intended to provide a where are they guide for residents and visitors to Texas who are interested in its rich resources of historical military aircraft. Contact numbers are provided for the museums, should you be interested in learning more about each aircraft. Perhaps you will then choose to visit these museums in order to appreciate the rich resources of aviation heritage preserved on your behalf.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I VHawker Hurricane Mk I V



More Hurricane squadrons were established in the region again during 1943 when 11, ... The flypast was led by Gp Capt Douglas Bader DSO DFC, a survivor of ...

Author: Martyn Chorlton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780966038

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Page: 64

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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!'

Canadian WarplanesCanadian Warplanes



RCAF Hawker Hurricane Survivors: Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. Ib, (Serial No. Z7015), (Canadian Hooked), G-BKTH, in airworthy condition flying out of the Old ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440167591

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Page: 640

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This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been flown by members of the Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the present-day Canadian Forces. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active Canadian squadrons both at home and overseas. 100 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to Canadian service aircraft. For those who like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museums current inventory or on display as gate guardians throughout Canada and overseas. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Canadas heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and some have even been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Canadas Warplane survivors.

HurricaneHurricane



... MacDonald, 1969 Richey, Wg Cdr Paul, Fighter Pilot, Jane's Publishing Company, 1980 Riley, Gordon, Hawker Hurricane Survivors, Grub Street, 2015 Shores, ...

Author: John Dibbs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472822970

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Page: 224

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2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the remarkable Hawker Hurricane formally entering service. The RAF's first monoplane fighter, it dragged the Air Force into a position where it could defend Britain in her 'hour of need'. The true workhorse of the RAF, the Hurricane came into its own in the hot summer months of 1940 valiantly defending the skies above Britain. Outnumbering Spitfires three to one, the Hurricane also downed far more enemy aircraft. Without the obvious elegance of the Me 109 or the Spitfire, the Hurricane was nonetheless beloved by its pilots for its ability to simultaneously take a battering and inflict serious damage from its remarkably stable gun platform. This stunning new book reveals the Hurricane in all its glory – from fascinating first-hand accounts from the men who flew her to the truly breathtaking images from John Dibbs of the Hurricanes still in flight today. This lavish, fully illustrated edition is a must-have for all fans of aviation history.

Ohio Warbird Survivors 2003Ohio Warbird Survivors 2003



The Hawker Hurricane was one of the famous single-seat British fighter/fighterbombers of WW II. The Hurricane is powered by one 1,260-hp Rolls-Royce Merlin ...

Author: Harold Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047512

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Page: 322

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North America is replete in aviation history, both military and civilian. The sheer size of the United States dictated an early interest in air defense and profoundly influenced the nation's dependence on air travel. It is no wonder that the United States developed as an air-faring nation. A large part of the leadership that contributed to that development can be traced to America's Air Force. Indeed, its proud military heritage is embodied in the dedicated individuals who have served and continue to do so-and in the marvelous aircraft they have flown. The preservation and public display of these aircraft is a labor of love for many, including the editor of this book. If you are an enthusiast of military aviation history, or one with a passing interest who simply wishes to learn more, you will find a wealth of information in these well-researched pages.

Maryland Virginia and Washington D C Warbird Survivors 2003Maryland Virginia and Washington D C Warbird Survivors 2003



(Information courtesy ofthe USAFMuseum) The NASM owns a Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIC (RAF Serial No. LF686). Hawker built this fighter at the Langley factory, ...

Author: Harold Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047499

Category:

Page: 378

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North America is replete in aviation history, both military and civilian. The sheer size of the United States dictated an early interest in air defense and profoundly influenced the nation’s dependence on air travel. It is no wonder that the United States developed as an “air-faring” nation. A large part of the leadership that contributed to that development can be traced to America’s Air Force. Indeed, its proud military heritage is embodied in the dedicated individuals who have served and continue to do so—and in the marvelous aircraft they have flown. The preservation and public display of these aircraft is a labor of love for many, including the editor of this book. If you are an enthusiast of military aviation history, or one with a passing interest who simply wishes to learn more, you will find a wealth of information in these well-researched pages.

California Warbird Survivors 2002California Warbird Survivors 2002



Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII The Hurricane Mk. XII is a single-seat fighter and fighter and fighter-bomber powered by one 1,300-hp Packard-built Merlin 29.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236442

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Page: 576

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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years.The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

Canadian Warbird War Prize SurvivorsCanadian Warbird War Prize Survivors



Hurricane Mk. IVs were flown by RCAF Nos. 438, 439 and 440 Squadrons. Information courtesy of the CF Archives. Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII (401), (Serial Nos.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047949

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Page: 441

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a handbook on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft preserved in Canada. The majority of the Canadian Warbird and War Prize Survivors are on display within a significant number of aviation museums. Many others are displayed as "gate guards" on or near a number of Canadian and Allied Armed Forces Bases and installations. There are also a few in the hands of private owners and collectors that have been restored to flying status. These include a number of foreign warbird survivors that were brought back to Canada as War Prizes. The museum staffs and volunteer organizations such as the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association (CAPA) have done tremendous work in preserving military and civilian aircraft that have been a major part of Canada's aviation heritage. A few of these aircraft are illustrated in this book, along with a short description of the aircraft flown by Canadian servicemen and women. The aircraft are listed alphabetically, along with a city or museum location, the manufacturer, aircraft serial number and call sign where known. Canadian Warbird and War Prize Survivors is part of a series on aircraft used by the Canadian Forces throughout its history.

Rcaf War Prize Flights German and Japanese Warbird SurvivorsRcaf War Prize Flights German and Japanese Warbird Survivors



... 45 Grumman Martlet 45 Hawker Fury 46 Hawker Hurricane 45, 46 Hawker Tempest 6, 7, 73, 156 Hawker Typhoon 12, 45 He 177 103 Heinkel He 111 8, 11, 48, ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595840052

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Page: 248

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This handbook concerns the collection of Air Technical Intelligence, and the test flying of war prizes carried out by two RCAF bomber pilots who were posted to the Royal Aircraft Establishment's Foreign Aircraft Flight, Farnborough, in the United Kingdom in May 1945. Their primary task was to visit former Luftwaffe airfields, and to find and fly back any aircraft they deemed worthy of evaluation. The list of aircraft found here does not include every German combat aircraft of the Second World War, as it focuses on those warbirds captured and flown by members of the RCAF, or sent to Canada as war prizes. Very few of these rare aircraft exist today, and therefore, information on known locations where German, Japanese and Italian warbird survivors may be found is included. As a member of the Canadian Aviation Preservation Association and the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, the author strongly supports the preservation of Canada's aviation heritage. The primary intent of this handbook is to provide information for aviation artists and enthusiasts looking for that unusual "never before painted" military aviation subject, and to support the efforts of those engaged in the search for those missing warbirds for which no examples currently exist.

Colorado Warbird Survivors 2003Colorado Warbird Survivors 2003



Hawker Hurricane MKI RAF Serial No. P3311. This aircraft was built in 1940 by Hawker Aircraft Limited, England. Records show that this aircraft took off ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047536

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Page: 210

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Many examples of aircraft that saw service in the various armed forces of the United States are currently being restored to flying status or preserved in museums in the state of Colorado. Some of them have significant war records, and a few are currently standing as gate guardians outside their former airbases. These Warbirds are a permanent part of our modern history, and they deserve to be remarked upon and remembered. This handbook provides a simple checklist of where the surviving military aircraft in Colorado are located now, along with a few photographs and a brief history of their service in the US military. This book should spark your interest in some of the military aviation history that can be found in the air museums and airports of this front range state. Colorado Warbird Survivors is specifically intended to provide a where are they guide for residents and visitors to Colorado who are interested in its rich resources of historical military aircraft. Contact numbers are provided for the museums, should you be interested in learning more about each aircraft. Perhaps you will then choose to visit these museums in order to appreciate the rich resources of aviation heritage preserved on your behalf.

Wyoming Warbird Survivors 2003Wyoming Warbird Survivors 2003



Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII (HAS Photo) Hiller Model 360 UH-12E/OH-23D Raven (HAS Photo) Kaman HH-43 Huskie. Alphabetical List of Wyoming Warbird Survivors 33.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047833

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Page: 122

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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Wyoming. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Wyomings location in the Western part of the USA, a wide variety of military and commercial aircraft and in particular firebombers, have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Wyoming aviation is extensive. While many older military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Wyoming, a few survivors may be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards outside the Air and Army National Guard Bases in Cheyenne, or as museum exhibits at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. The incredible collection of firebombers maintained by D & G Inc., and Hawkins and Powers Aviation at Greybull, as well as the firefighting aircraft flown by Hirth Air Tankers can also be found in Wyoming. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide on the locations to the historic warbirds still serving their country as firefighters, or where they are currently on display in the state.

Washington Warbird Survivors 2002Washington Warbird Survivors 2002



A Hawker Hurricane that was undergoing restoration for many years in the city of Vancouver, for example, was sold to a buyer in West Virginia in 1995.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595216932

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Page: 236

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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Washington. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome the unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Washington’s strategic location on the continent’s northwest flank looking out over the Pacific and facing Russia, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Washington aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Washington, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

Hurricane Manual 1940Hurricane Manual 1940



A Hawker Hurricane night-fighter of 87 Squadron being maintained in 1942. 17. ... 18. After the battle: a Hurricane survivor, recently used in.

Author: Dilip Sarkar

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445621296

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Page: 256

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How to fly the legendary fighter plane in combat, using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War.