Flying Officer
Corran Perry 'Ash' Ashworth

Hawker Hurricane

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

 

Hurricane

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

RAF Nicknamed: ‘Hurriback’ (in part due to it’s ‘hunched’ back)
Manufacturer Hawker Aircraft Limiteduk
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 wing-mounted
1,150 rounds per minute velocity: 810 metres per sec (2,660 ft/sec)
OR 6 x machine guns and four cannon wing-mounted
600–700 rounds per minute velocity: 884 metres per sec (2,900 ft/s)
2 x 250 or 500-lb bombs one under each wing
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 Variants 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