Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c 1940.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c 1940.
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. L.1592. 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.
 
Currently on display in:
Flight
Year made :
c 1940
Inventory number :
1954-660