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CF-TPM - Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV - Vintage Wings of Canada

The F/L William Lidstone McKnight Hawker Hurricane

built in 1944

at the Hamilton Air Show 2012

The Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter aircraft of the RAF, its first fighter with both an enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear as well as the first to exceed 300 mph in level flight. While it may have been first, it proved to be an exceptional design which could be adapted to just about any role needed from a single seat aircraft, from interceptor to naval reconnaissance to ground attack. The Hurricane Mk 4 of Vintage Wings of Canada is painted in the markings of RAF 6 Squadron, “The Flying Tin Openers”, which operated the Hurry in the “tank- busting” and ground attack role. Many Canadian pilots flew the cannon-equipped tank-buster variant with 6 Sqn. on operations in North Africa.

 

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Taken on June 16, 2012