Hawker Hurricane by Peter Jacobs

By Peter Jacobs

Книга Hawker typhoon Hawker typhoon Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter Jacobs Год издания: 1998 Формат: pdf Издат.:Crowood Press Страниц: 192 Размер: 70.62 ISBN: 1861261268 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The RAF enlargement programme within the years best as much as global conflict II observed the emergence of 2 superlative opponents, the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker storm. this can be an exam of the workhorse of the RAF Fighter Command. even supposing top recognized for its successes within the conflict of england, the storm served in the course of the warfare, with nice good fortune over the Western desolate tract and Malta. This account covers the Hurricane's layout, improvement, and operational profession.

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It docs not include squadrons of the SAAF or IAF, which al 0 operated the MkllB in orth A frica and the Far East. The table does not include detachments of periods of Ie s than three months, nor does it how training or reconnaissance squadrons which may occa ionally have operated the MkIIB. For this table, squadrons based on Malta have been included under the orth African heading. As always, sources vary and there were often many cases when a squadron operated different marks of Hurricane at the same time.

Built at Kingston, KZ 193 wa modified a the MkllE prototype and first flew on 23 March 1943. It was powered hy a Merlin 27 engine - a two-speed, single-stage supercharged engine, which was later built in Glasgow. 700 300 524 3 (prototypes onlyl THE HURRICANE MKII THE HURRICA E MKII One of two MklVs modified to MkV standard was KZ193. fitted with a four-bladed prop. A rocket-armed Mk[V weighed about 1,0001 b (455 kg) more than a standard Hurricane. The rocket installation could be fitted underneath the wings of the Hurricane MkllD as well as of the Hurricane Mk[V, and was of a quite basic design.

The ammunition used varied but was most commonly ball rounds, or tracer, TilE IIURRICA E ~IKII Supported by trestles, a Hurricane of 87 Squadron has its guns aligned by the armourers. incendiary or armour-piercing. When installed in the Hurri ane wing, the gun barrel lay inside blast tubes, with the ammunition being fed to the gun through feed chutes. Protective patches were placed over the leading edge of the wing to stop dirt entering the end of the barrel. Hispano-Suiza 20mm Cannon - MkJlC As early as the mid-1930s, the need for a heavy-calibre weapon was realized.

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