Hawker Hurricane

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  1. Clave

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    The Hawker Hurricane entered service in 1937, and was a front line fighter during the Battle of Britain in 1940. It went on to serve all over the world and was improved and adapted for various roles throughout the war.

    The Hurricane Mk I was armed with 8 x 7.7mm machine guns. The Hurricane Mk IIB was armed with 12 x 7.7mm machine guns.

    The Mark IIC was armed with 4 x 20mm cannon. The Mark IID was armed with 2 x 40mm cannon in underwing pods.

    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 1 Escadrille Belgian Air Force 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 1 Escadrille Belgian Air Force 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 2 Squadron Royal Egyptian Air Force 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 2LeLv26 Finnish Air Force 1943.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 2LeLv32 Finnish Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 1LLv30 Finnish Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Free French Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 1 Squadron RAF 1939.

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  2. Clave

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 3 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IID of 6 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 17 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IID of 20 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 30 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 32 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 33 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 34 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 43 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 46 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 56 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIA of 71 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 73 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 79 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 80 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 85 Squadron RAF 1939.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 87 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 94 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 111 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 113 Squadron 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 121 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 127 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 145 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 151 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IID of 164 Squadron RAF 1943.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 174 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 175 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 213 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 232 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 238 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 242 Squadron RAF 1940. This was Douglas Bader's aircraft.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 245 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 247 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 249 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 253 Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIA of 302 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 303 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1940.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 318 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 351 (Yugoslav) Squadron RAF 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 1 Squadron Indian Air Force 1943.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 2 Squadron Indian Air Force 1943.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 10 Squadron Indian Air Force 1943.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of the Iranian Air Force 1947.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of the Irish Air Corps 1945.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIA of 2.Vl.G-IV Dutch East India Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of RV Squadron Portuguese Air Force 1948.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of MP Squadron Portuguese Air Force 1951.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Romanian Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Romanian Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of the Turkish Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 1 GvIAP Soviet Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IID of 27 ZAP Soviet Air Force 1944.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIC of 72 SAP Soviet Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 78 IAP Soviet Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 157 IAP Soviet Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk IIB of 485 IAP Soviet Air Force 1942.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Yugoslav Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Yugoslav Air Force 1941.

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    #10 imalko, Jan 12, 2015
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    There are inaccuracies in depiction of royal Yugoslav Hurricanes...
    Yugoslavia imported 24 Hurricanes from Britain and further 48 were to be license build in our factories "Zmaj" and "Rogožarski". There were some differences between two batches. Imported machines were initially with canvas wings and two blade wooden propellers (first 12 examples) and remaining ones had metal wings and three blade variable pitch metal propellers. What is common to these imported machines is that the original RAF paint scheme (both A and B pattern) was kept. These aircraft are also immediately distinguishable by white roman numbers (I-XII) on the fuselage. National markings consisted of large "Kosovo Cross" roundels in four wing positions. No national flag on the rudder.
    On the other hand, Yugoslav build Hurricanes all had canvas wings but three blade propellers. By the time when these were starting to be delivered new paint scheme was developed for our aircraft consisting of light blue undersides and three tone upper surfaces (olive green, brown and ocher). Also low visibility national roundel of reduced size was introduced in two wing positions. National flag was painted on the rudder. Under the flag there were aircraft data written in small yellow Cyrillic letters.
    Royal Yugoslav Hurricanes never had yellow painted wing leading edges.
     

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    Yugoslav corrections - I am never sure when it comes to these, so I will try and fix things and see what is said:

    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Yugoslav Air Force 1941.

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    This example is a Hurricane Mk I of the Yugoslav Air Force 1941.

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    Looks good. On the second profile you should only change the color of the inscription beneath the flag to yellow. This should also be in Cyrillic: "ХОКЕР ХАРИКЕН БР.2347" or some other number. For Yugoslav build machines there was a regulation issued regarding the exact paint scheme of upper surfaces, but it is unknown how strictly was this applied. Especially on those machines which were delivered in first days of April War. One is therefore mostly left with interpreting available photos.
     
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