Preparations for the continuation of airshows are in full stream and we would like to introduce you to a very rare representative of aviation history.
The Hurricane was commissioned into the RAF in 1937 and flew in eighteen squadrons since the start of the Second World War. Achieving fame for his role in the Battle of Britain, however, Hurricane continued his service in virtually every battle during World War II. The Hurricane, designated IV, entered service in 1943. It was an offensive version against ground targets
with four 20mm guns. The Mk.IV designation was fitted with a Merlin 24 or 27 engine, optimized for operation in hot climates, and a three-bladed propeller. This version was also fitted with a new wing that could carry two bombs, eight “60 pounder” rockets, or a 40mm gun as required. A total of 794 of this version were built, plus conversions from other versions.
Less than 15 of the 14,583 originally produced are currently airworthy, and one of the last is in the Mk.IV version.
Span 12.19 m
Length 9.81 m
Height 3.99 m
Wing area 23.93 m2
Weight of empty machine 2,369 kg
Take – off weight 3,900 kg
Maximal speed 505 km / h
Travel speed 344 km / h
Access 10 973 m
Range 1,400 km
Power unit Rolls-Royce Merlin 24
Performance 1,640 HP / 1,222 kW
Consumption 135 l / h
Tank capacity 440 l
Number of passengers 1 pilot
Further details and information about this airckraft can be found on the website AIRFIELD TOCNA
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