Hurricane

Hurricane, Mark II (replica)

Hawker

Full-Scale Model:  Fiberglass

Dimensions:  Wingspan: 12.14m, Length: 9.58m, Height: 3.99m

Max Weight:  2,994 kg

Max Speed:  512 km/h

Crew:  1 pilot

Role:  Fighter

In service: 1939-1948

Perhaps less well known than the Spitfire, the Hurricane was a very successful fighter in WWII. It shot down more of the enemy than any other type of aircraft during the Battle of Britain. In total, over 14 000 Hurricanes were built, of which 1400 were made in Canada.

The Hurricane aircraft has been with the National Air Force Museum since 2001 and was donated by George Weston Ltd. with special contributions from Tony Ditheridge and the Canadian Fighter Pilots Association.

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