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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - HURRICANE MK I
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 1,030hp Rolls-Royce Merlin III piston engine
Speed: 511 kph, 318mph mph
Range: 740km, 460miles
Seats: 1
Length: 9.59m, 31ft 4in
Span: 12.20m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 2 118kg, 4,670lb
Max T/O Weight: 2 994kg, 6,600lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1941

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Hurricane Mk I

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Hawker
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Role: Fighter
 
Description:

Single-seat fighter. 

A total of 29 Hurricane Mk Is served in the SAAF, serialed 271 to 299.

Armament consisted of eight 0.303-in (7.7mm) Browning machine-guns with 2 660 rounds of ammunition.


Images:

Hurricane Mk I 273 (prev L1711), one of first seven Hurricanes to serve in the SAAF. Hurricane Mk I 277 'Q' in Kenya. Hurricane Mk IA 290 'B' of 3 Sqn in East Africa. Hurricane Mk I, 284-J, 3 Squadron, Dagahbur, Ethiopia, East Africa, March 1941. Hurricane Mk I 290-B,  3 Sqn, Addis Abeba, Abyssinia, May 1941.