Details
Image number
UIS3701701
Title
Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c.1940 (photo)
Medium
photograph
Description
This particular machine fought over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain. Although similar in appearance to the Supermarine Spitfire and also powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Hurricane is fundamentally different in construction. It demonstrates the longevity of the pioneers' designs, with the 'stick and the string' replaced by metal; and this early example retains fabric covering on the wings. The Hurricane, although slower than the Spitfire, was considered a sturdier machine and able to withstand heavier battle-damage.
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
hurricane / display / 40s / aviation / airplanes / military / hawker / fighter / Air Force / second / wartime / aircraft / planes / britain / british / 2nd / plane / airplane / flight / World War Two / forties / aeroplane / battle of britain / 1940s / Royal Air Force / museum / raf / mk i / design / ww2 / hangar / WWII / mk 1 / photograph / photography / Mzphoto
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