Hurricane tank busters.

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  1. starling

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    Hi all,I think I'm right in saying the hurricane 11d was the model with the 40mm cannon.on the wiki it says first deliveries were in'1942',now that's not too specific?.
    Does anyone know when the 2D entered service in north Africa,please be as specific as possible,cheers.
     
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    First action was in the Western Desert, with No6 Squadron, RAF, on 6th June 1942. Sorry, I don't know what time the action took place!!
     
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    Good one Terry!
     
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    Cheers airframes,so no6 squadron were the first squadron to use them in June 1942.do you know how many other sqns used the hurricane2d?,cheers.
     
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    I think there were a further three squadrons, with the IId and the MkIV, but it will take some time to dig into my references to find out.
     
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    Five squadrons operated the IId, 5,6, 20, 184 and 7 SAAF. No 184 operated in Europe.
     
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    Thankyou gents,do you know the desert air force o.o.b.for the period march 43?.Harry Broadhurst had one large wing of hurricane"can openers",as you've told me,but what else?.cheers:)
     
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