Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft introduced in the late 1930s and used throughout world war two.  The Hurricane was arguably the backbone of the RAF during the battle of Britain although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire. The Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire shared the same engine, the Rolls Royce Merlin.

The evolution of the aircraft design resulted in a series of aircraft as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called "Hurribombers"), and ground support aircraft.

Further modifications resulted in the Hawker Sea Hurricane which enabled operation from ships.


MK1 Hawker Hurricane displaying with the Shuttleworth Sea Hurricane

MK1 Hawker Hurricane displaying with the Shuttleworth Sea Hurricane. Recorded August 2009.

Click for MK1 Hawker Hurricane sound recording page

Hawker Hurricane, Mk2b, "Hurribomber"

Hanger 11's Mk2b Hawker "Hurribomber" Hurricane. Recorded August 2009 in its first year of display.

Click for Hurricane Mk2, August 2009 sound recording page

Hurricane Mk2B, July 2011

Originally built in 1942 this aircraft has been restored to stock Mk IIB fighter-bomber status, the only flying example of the famous ‘Hurri-bombers’. Recorded July 2011, Old Warden.

Click for Hurricane Mk2B Hurri-Bomber sound recording page

Hawker Hurricane Mk2b, July 2011 - entire display

Entire display recording of a Hawker Hurricane Mk2b, recorded July 2011.

Click for Hawker Hurricane Mk2b, July 2011 sound recording page

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