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Aircraft of the Aces #18: Hurricane Aces of World War II

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Publisher Comments:

The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France. Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkried, it gave many pilots valuable experience. Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

Synopsis:

Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and actually downed more Luftwaffe aircraft than the famous Spitfire. Hurricanes had provided the first RAF aces of the war in France during the Blitzkrieg, and they are described in this volume.

About the Author

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855325975
Author:
Holmes, Tony
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Fretwell, Keith
Author:
Holmes, Tony
Author:
Fretwell, Keith
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Aerial operations
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Hurricane (fighter planes)
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Hurricane
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey aircraft of the aces ;
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
132
Dimensions:
9.71x7.21x.35 in. .88 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » Aviation
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Product details 132 pages Osprey Publishing (UK) - English 9781855325975 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and actually downed more Luftwaffe aircraft than the famous Spitfire. Hurricanes had provided the first RAF aces of the war in France during the Blitzkrieg, and they are described in this volume.
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