The British Hawker Hurricane is a single seat, fighter aircraft that was a dominant force in the early days of World War II. This aircraft became renowned for it’s role in the Battle of Britain. In spite of it’s more famous brother the Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane led all British aircraft with 55% of the victories during the Battle of Britain.
There were 14,487 Hurricanes built by the Hawker Aircraft company.. The Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force were the primary users of the fighter. The Hurricane was relied upon to defend England for the advances of the German Luftwaffe wich sent various aircraft in it’s attempt to conquer by destroying England’s military.
The legendary dogfights between the Hurricane and the German Messerschmitt Bf-109 could fill volumes of military history books.