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Hurricane MK I Aces. The Battle of Britain 1/32 Scale Decals Print Scale 32-013

Theme: Decals

Era : 1919-1938

Scale : 1/32

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the Second World War, developed by Hawker Aircraft Ltd in 1934. Various modifications of the aircraft could act as interceptors, fighter-bombers (also known as "Hurribombers") and attack aircraft. For operations from aircraft carriers, there was a modification called the Sea Hurricane. In total, more than 14,500 copies were built.
The Hurricane was developed by Hawker Aircraft Ltd in response to a request from the Air Ministry. to build a fighter aircraft armed with eight machine guns and a new Rolls-Royce PV-12 engine, which would later become known as the Merlin.
At the same time, RAF Fighter Command included 13 squadrons armed with Hawker Fury, Hawker Hart or Bristol Bulldog biplanes with fixed-pitch wooden propellers and fixed landing gear.
The development, begun in early 1934 under the direction of Sidney Camm, was rejected by the Air Ministry, and Camm proposed to release the aircraft as a private initiative of the Hawker company. To save money, the Hurricane was designed using as many existing tools and equipment as possible. In reality, the aircraft was a monoplane version of the successful Hawker Fury. This was a major factor in the subsequent success of the Hurricane.
In the early stages of development, the Fury monoplane was equipped with a Rolls-Royce Goshawk engine, but a little later it was replaced by a Merlin and equipped with retractable landing gear. The development became known as the "monoplane interceptor" and by May 1934 was ready in detail.