Hurricane The Plane that Won the War, by Hyams, Jacky
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- ISBN: 9781789294880 | 1789294886
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/25/2023
<p>Britain’s first-ever wartime fighter plane, the Hawker Hurricane shot down more enemy planes than any other fighter. It was the true <b>aviation hero</b> of the Battle of Britain.<br><br>Often eclipsed by the legend and aerial heroics of the Spitfire, the Hurricane was the <b>authentic warhorse</b> of aviation history. Stable, rugged, less expensive to build – and far more easily repaired and maintained than the Spitfire – the ‘Hurri’ as it was affectionately known, proved to be the <b>most fearsome fighter plane</b> in aerial combat – at a time when Britain’s survival was at stake like never before.<br><br>During the Battle of Britain in 1940 the Hurricane made its mark: more than half of 1,200 German aircraft were shot down by Hurricanes during the <b>Battle of Britain</b>. At the time, the RAF could call on 32 squadrons of Hurricanes and 19 Spitfires: the Hurricane was, in fact, the dominant British fighter plane, developing a reputation as a plane that could take more than a few hits from the enemy – and continue to fly. The Spit was the aviation thoroughbred, superb until damaged. The Hurri was much <b>stronger</b>.<br><br>Using <b>documents, letters and first-hand accounts</b>, this is the historic untold story of the Hawker Hurricane and the lives of the men and women who flew, helped design and construct, fit and worked behind the scenes of the ‘Hurri’, all contributing in ways big and small, to its outstanding success as a <b>legend of World War II aviation</b>.</p>