Where was the Hawker Hurricane used?
With increasingly heavy armament, Hurricanes served to the end of the war. Hurricanes were used in Canada for training and coastal patrols. Hurricanes equipped 26 RAF squadrons at the beginning of the Battle of Britain and shot down more enemy aircraft than all other defences combined.
What material was the Hawker Hurricane made of?
These are manufactured from a high tensile spring steel, which required Hawker Restorations to source and purchase specialist materials and heat treatment equipment. More than 120 pairs of rolls had to be designed and manufactured, using the last remaining roll-forming machine in England.
Was the Spitfire better than the Hurricane?
The Spitfire and Bf 109E were well-matched in speed and agility, and both were somewhat faster than the Hurricane. The slightly larger Hurricane was regarded as an easier aircraft to fly and was effective against Luftwaffe bombers.
What did the Hawker Hurricane do?
The Hawker Hurricane was developed by Sidney Camm. As a fighter plane, the Hawker Hurricane was to revolutionise all future fighter plane design. It was to play a vital role in the Battle of Britain and eventually in many other theatres of World War Two.