Hurricane I – L1592 “KW-Z” – in 615 Sqn. Colours – London Science Museum


From the Science Museum Website

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c 1940.
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. L.1592. This particular machine fought over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain. Although similar in appearance to the Supermarine Spitfire and also powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Hurricane is fundamentally different in construction. It demonstrates the longevity of the pioneers’ designs, with the ‘stick and the string’ replaced by metal; and this early example retains fabric covering on the wings.

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