Hurricane Mk.II in flight

Hurricane Mk.II in flight

Hawker Hurricane II first flown on June, 1940, with introduction of two-speed, single-stage supercharged 1,390 hp Merlin XX,. Production switched progressively as Merlin XXs became available, with deliveries to RAF beginning early September 1940. Hurricane Mk.II enter production during 1940 and Hawker Hurricane IIa began operational early September 1940. It was produced in several variants and it also featured different camouflage patterns.

  1. Hurricane Mk.IIb, BE163, of No 258 Sqn , Singapore early 1942
  2. Hurricane Mk.IIb, BE171, YB-B, flown by Sgt Barrick, No 17 Squadron, Mingaladon, Burma, January 1942.
  3. Hurricane Mk.IIb, BE193, flown by F/O Buckland of No 28 Squadron, Cox’s Bazaar, 1943
  4. Hurricane Mk.IIc Trop, LB957, from No 34 Squadron in Burma
  5. Hurricane Mk.IIc ‘Last of the many’, in the Royal Blue and Gold racing colors of H.R.H Princess Margaret, letters and numbers are also in gold, Farnborough 1955.
  6. Hurricane Z5664 is one of the 29 operational samples used by Netherlands’ in east India. During the war they did not manage to shoot single enemy aircraft. Camouflage is standard Dark Green and Dark Earth on topside with Sky at the bottom. Original national insignia was painted over with Dark Green color and Dutch insignia present orange triangles with black border in six positions.
  7. Mk II Trop flown by Keith Park on Malta. Camouflage is standard tropical with tropical filter. Note four wing cannons as well modified national insignia.

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