Hawker Hurricane

1935 fighter aircraft family by Hawker

The Hawker Hurricane is a famous British military aircraft of World War II. This was the main fighter used by the RAF during the Battle of Britain. It was later outclassed by the Supermarine Spitfire. Sea Hurricane was a navalized variant, used by Fleet Air Arm.

Hurricane Mk I (R4118), which fought in the Battle of Britain
Role Fighter
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Hawker Aircraft
Designer Sydney Camm
First flight 6 November 1935
Introduction 25 December 1937[1]
Primary users Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Produced 1937–1944
Number built 14,583[2]
Variants Hawker Hurricane variants


  1. C. Peter Chen. "Hurricane Fighter". WW2DB. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. Green 1957, p. 24.