Although the first British combat plane to fly faster than 300mph, produced almost to the end of World War II and used on every front, the Hawker Hurricane hasn't always been recognised for what it was worth; although its career was brilliant it was eclipsed by the Supermarine Spitfire. However, the Hurricane was the real winner of the Battle of Britain, since in the Summer of 1940, two thirds of RAF Fighter Command's squadrons were equipped with Hurricanes. Even better, at the end of the war, the Hurricane had chalked up a very impressive tally, since more than half of all British kills, all theatres of operations included, were scored by the different versions of the Hurricanes. This highly detailed book contains the kind of detail every modeller will value, with colour profiles of the variants showing their markings and including a history of the plane illustrated with black and white photos.
Dominique Breffort, editor of the journal WingMasters, is a passionate historian with 30 years of knowledge on his subjects.