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Hurricane Aces 1939-40 : Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S. - Fretwell

Hurricane Aces 1939-40

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S.

By: Fretwell

Paperback

Published: 20th May 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France. Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkried, it gave many pilots valuable experience. Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

ISBN: 9781855325975
ISBN-10: 1855325977
Series: Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S.
Audience: BAU
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1