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Hawker: Hurricane

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1936. K5083. Hawker-Merlin monoplane fighter.
Dec 1939.
Sept 1940.
Sept 1940.
Sept 1940.
Sept 1940.
1941. Sea Hurricane 1b. Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.
1941. Hawker: Hurricane 2.
April 1943.

Note: This is a sub-section of Hawker.


  • Fighter



Production Dates

  • 1937-1944

Number produced

  • 14,074


Fighter. The RAF's first monoplane fighter. 14,074 built. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin II and Merlin III engine, the maiden flight of the first production aircraft took place on 12 October 1937. The first four aircraft to enter service with the RAF joined 111 Squadron at RAF Northolt the following December, and by the outbreak of World War II, nearly 500 Hurricanes had been produced, and equipped 18 squadrons.

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