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Hawker Hurricane Mk IId Trop, 60 Sqn. RAF, Egypt, 1942, by Roy Huxley

Hawker Hurricane Mk IId Trop, 60 Sqn. RAF, Egypt, 1942, by Roy Huxley

A line up of early Hawker Hurricane I's in England most probably before the commencement of hostilities.

A line up of early Hawker Hurricane I's in England most probably before the commencement of hostilities.

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RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk IID or IV probably belonging to Specialised Low Attack Instructors School, Milfields, Northumberland. It's armed with Vickers anti-tank guns, this particular airplane being equipped with the standard carburetor air intake.

Royal Air Force Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC

Wartime colour photo of Hurricane IIC flown by Sqn Ldr Denis Smallwood of 87 Sqn in the ("Special Night") scheme and used on intruder operations

DH-82 Mosquito, one of WW2's great combat aircraft. Read more here http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/dehavillandmosquito.cfm

de Havilland Mosquito - 4 December Mosquito nightmare feet above Aachen

Hawker Hurricane with 40 mm (1.57 in) Vickers S gun - A Mark IID Hurricane of 6 Squadron at Shandur, Egypt (1942)

Hawker Hurricane with 40 mm in) Vickers S gun - A Mark IID Hurricane of 6 Squadron at Shandur, Egypt

Focke-Wulf FW 190A-6 Nº20 of 4./Jagdgeschwader 54 (JG 54) on the airfield at Immola in Finland. 2nd of July 1944. (Source - SA-kuva. Colorized by Jared Enos)

WWII colorized ~ Focke Wulf of 54 (JG on the airfield at Immola in Finland. of July (Source - SA-kuva. Colorized by Jared Enos)

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Always thought the hurricane was a much better looking plane than the spitfire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, P2923, VY-R, flown by Pilot Officer A G Lewis of No. 85 Squadron, landing at Castle Camps, RAF Debden's satellite airfield, July 1940. (See also HU 57626 and HU 57627). This aircraft was lost in action on 25 August 1940

The “Battle of Britain” is now generally considered to have begun in mid July 1940 as the Luftwaffe stepped up their attacks on shipping in the Channel. RAF Fighter Command had been carefully nursing its resources, not allowing them to

RAF Hawker Hurricane with ground crew and starter 1940.

October 1940 RAF ground crew relaxing in shade of the wing of a Hurricane fighter plane in between sorties during the Battle of Britain.

This pair of Mk. V Hawker Tempest's  demonstrate the two different power plants tried out. Nearest is an experimental machine fitted with an annular radiator for its Sabre engine, while EJ 823 was a standard in service version with a Napier Sabre engine with the well known "beard" radiator.

"Last of the big, butch piston engined warriors" KB RAF Hawker Tempest Mk V - World War 2

R.A.F. Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Squadrons 1940. No.1 top scoring squadron in the Battle of Britain was Polish, 303 Sq. Flying Hurricanes, not Spitfires. The 3rd highest scoring was ALSO Polish. When Churchill referred to "the few owed so much by so many", I'd like to think he meant the Poles, not the entire RAF. The Poles were tremendous in all services, and their service and reward was a crime at the end of the war. They deserved so much more.

RAF Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Squadrons top scoring squadron in the Battle of Britain was Polish, 303 Sq. Flying Hurricanes, not Spitfires. The highest scoring was also Polish.

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