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Hawker Hurricane. Not as pretty as the Spitfire but still claimed more kills in the Battle of Britain.

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Battle of Britain flypast June 2014, Tideswell Sun 22 June. A Hawker Hurricane will fly over the Village on Carnival Saturday 28th June. Be there early

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from Mail Online

Spitfires and Hurricanes mark 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

SIDE BY SIDE RAF / HURRICANES

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Rouvres airfield, France, winter of 1939/40. On a cold, misty day, Sergeant T. B. G. ‘Titch’ Pyne, a British pilot serving with 73 Squadron, smiles as he watches two armourers rearming the .303 Browning MGs of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I.

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Hawker Hurricane. Work horse of Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain era though inferior to the Spitfire and the ME 109 for that matter.

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Hawker Hurricane, is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of WW2.

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