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Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter

Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter
Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter
Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter
Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter
Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter with the Yugoslavian Air Force:
Great Britain's Hawker Hurricane Mk IV fighter with the Yugoslavian Air Force

Design

The Hurricane Mk IV arrived in March 1943.4 It was designed to attack armor.1 The wings were modified to carry 40 mm cannons in pods.1

It had more armor than the Hurricane IID that it was designed to replace.1

Had 76.2 mm rockets under the wing.2,3

Usage

The Hurricane Mk IV was used by Britain and the Soviet Union.1

Specifications

  Hawker Hurricane Mk IV1
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) Rolls-Royce Merlin 241
OR Rolls-Royce Merlin 271
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 1,6201
Propeller blades 31
Dimensions  
Span 40'1
12.19 m1
Length 32' 3"1
9.83 m1
Height 13' 3"1
4.04 m1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty 6,150 lb1
2,790 kg1
Loaded 8,463 lb1
3,838 kg1
Performance  
Speed  
Speed @ 13,500' /
4,115 m
314 mph1
505 kph1
Cruising speed @ 2,000' /
610 m
176 mph1
283 kph1
Climb to 2,000' /
610 m
2.75 minutes1
Service ceiling 32,100'1
9,784 m1
Range 495 miles1
797 km1
Armament  
Wings 2: 0.303" MG1
Under wings 2: 40 mm1
OR 3: 3" / 60 lb rockets1
3: 7.62 cm / 27 kg rockets1

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, Stewart Wilson, 1998
  2. Aircraft of WWII, General Editor: Jim Winchester, 2004
  3. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, General Editor Chris Bishop, 1998
  4. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
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