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Hawker Hurricane 50x50cm

The Hawker Hurricane - A single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–40s,  designed and built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for service with the Royal Air Force. The Hurricane inflicted 60 percent of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe in the  campaign, and fought in all the major theatres of the Second World War.  It is estimated that Hawker Hurricane pilots were credited with four fifths of all  enemy aircraft destroyed in that critical period from July to October 1940.  During the Battle of Britian Hurricanes flew around 35,000 operational sorties and  would shoot down 55% of all German aircraft claimed, more than other aircraft,  including the Supermarine Spitfire.