Hawker Hurricane

Hurricane
Hawker Sea Hurricane Ib Z7015. Shuttleworth Flying Day - June 2013
Photographer: John5199

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

UK

Nicknamed:

‘Hurriback’ (in part due to it’s ‘hunched’ back)
‘Flying Tin Opener’ (in it’s anti tank role).
RAF
Manufacturer
Hawker Aircraft Limited
Designed by
Sydney Camm
1934
Type
Fighter-bomber
Crew
1
Propulsion
1 x liquid-cooled V-12 piston engine
Engine Model
Rolls-Royce Merlin XX
Engine Power
955 kW
1,280 hp
Max level speed
550 km/h at 6,705 m
342 mph at 22,000 ft
Cruising speed
476 km/h at 6,096m
296 mph at 20,000ft
Initial climb rate
825 metres per minute
2,700 feet per minute
Service Ceiling
11,125 metres
36,500 feet
Range
772 kilometers
480 miles
Empty Weight
2,495 kg
5,500 lbs
Max. Takeoff Weight
3,311 kg
7,300 lbs
Wing Span
12.19 m
39 ft 12 in
Wing Area
23.9 m²
257 ft²
Length
9.82 m
32 ft 3 in
Height
3.99 m
13 ft 1 in
Armament

12 x 0.303in machine guns

OR 6 x machine guns and four cannon

2 x 250 or 500-lb bombs

1,150 rpm
velocity: 810 m/s (2,660 ft/sec)

600–700 rounds per minute
velocity: 884 metres per sec (2,900 ft/s)

one under each wing

wing-mounted

wing mounted

bomb payload

Data for version
Hurricane IIB
First combat mission
21 October 1939
at the start of the Phoney War
Final delivery
(all variants)
September 1944
Total production
14,231
ICAO Code
HURI

Production Versions

Mk I, Mk IIA Series 1, Mk IIA Series 2, Mk IIB Hurri-Bomber, Mk IIC, Mk IID, Mk IIE, Mk IV

1,451 Hurricane fighters built in Canada: Mks X-XII