An unusual Hurricane

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    really spoils the looks with that extra wing...
     
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    My question would be why?
     
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    Indeed does rather spoil her looks...
     
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    It actually looks alot like the early Hawkers, such as the Fury/Hart, the Hind, etc.
     
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    Potentially multiple reasons for this type of capability - shorter take-off runs, additional fuel for longer ferrying, greater load-carrying capacity etc etc. Minor flaw is that the wing was supposed to be detached in flight with consequent risk of hitting one's own fin. That plus combat manoeuverability with the slip wing would probably not be the greatest - too much strain on the support struts - so it would make the slip wing Hurri a sitting duck in anything other than a benign threat environment (and there weren't too many of those in the world in the period 1939-1944!).
     
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    The concept was for Bi plane to take off and monoplane to fight and land. The first plane built by hills themselves was a plane whose maximum speed as a bi plane was slower than its stall speed as a monoplane. They then built a hurricane version, not surprisingly it wasnt taken further. In the BoB pilots were flying 4 or five missions a day that is a lot wings.
     
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