Rare Battle of Britain survivor Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 R4118 flies above Old Warden Airfield after recently being confirmed as staying in UK. R4118 flew 49 operational sorties during the Battle of Britain, shooting down five enemy aircraft. Now on display with the Shuttleworth collection, this aircraft is now considered as the most historic British aircraft to survive in airworthy condition from WWII.
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Shuttleworth Collection Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk1b.The Hawker Sea Hurricane was the sea-launched version of the legendary Hawker Hurricane.The main changes that were made to the Hurricanes to enable them to be used at sea were around those areas in the frame that were put under a great deal more stress as a result of catapult launches and arrester-hook landings. The extra strengthening of the aircraft increased its weight by 150lbs.This impacted its maximum speed, which was reduced to 280mph.