This fascinating book, well - illustrated with photographs, tells the story of an outstanding fighter aeroplane, which has played a major role in the victory during the Battle of Britain : the Hawker Hurricane.
|Book cover finish
||Canvas finish, Hardcover ( rounded spine binding )
||First edition, Laminated cover, Dust jacket
|Number of pages
|Collection / Series
||MACDONALD AIRCRAFT MONOGRAPHS
||19 x 26 x 2 cm
||Francis K. Mason A.R.Ae.S.
||Macdonald & Co. ( Publishers ) Ltd.
One of military aviation's most outstanding machines, the Hurricane opened a new era in R.A.F. fighter equipment, being both the first interceptor monoplane to be adopted by that service and its first combat aircraft to exceed 300 m.p.h. in level flight. Capable of absorbing a tremendous amount of battle damage, it was numerically the most important British fighter in service until the end of 1940, and its supreme versatility was never surpassed, nor was its propensity for adaptation.
( ... ) ..., the prototype ( K5083 ) flew for the first time on November 6th, 1935, being delivered to Martlesham Heath for official trials during the following February. ( ... ) On June 3rd, 1936, an initial quantity of six hundred was officially ordered and three weeks later the name " Hurricane " was approved.