Hurricane Aces 1939–40 cover
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The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France. Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkried, it gave many pilots valuable experience. Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

Table of Contents

The First Ace/'Phoney War'/Blitzkrieg/The Battle of Britain/Malta and North Africa/Appendices

Product details

Published Jan 15 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 132
ISBN 9781855325975
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 18
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Tony Holmes

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Keith Fretwell

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