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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - HURRICANE MK IIB, C, D
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 1,280 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin XX piston engine
Speed: 550 kph, 342mph mph
Range: 772km, 480miles
Seats: 1
Length: 9.82m, 32ft 2.5in
Span: 12.20m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 2 495kg, 5,500lb
Max T/O Weight: 3 311kg, 7,300lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

Hurricane Mk IIB, C, D

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

A total of 136 Hurricane Mk IIs served in the SAAF, serialed 5201 to 5336.

Armament of Hurricane Mk IIB:
12 0.303-in (7.7mm) forward-firing machine-guns and two 250 lb (113 kg) or one 500 lb (227 kg) bombs.


Images:

Hurricane Mk IIc 5307 Hurricane at St Albans, PE, 11 OTU, B Flight (Photo: Fritz Johl) Hurricane IIc (Photo: Fritz Johl) Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb, AX-K, BD888, “Lady Shirley”,  1 Squadron, L.G.15, Egypt, June 1942. This aircraft was piloted by Capt. Peter Meterlekamp Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc, AX-Z, HL885, “Oops”,  1 Squadron, L.G.172, Egypt, September 1942. This aircraft was piloted by Lt. Stewart Bomb Finney.