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Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII
Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII
This Canadian built Hawker Hurricane Mk XII BE417 (G-HURR) was seen at Shoreham's RAFA Airshow in September, 2000. The aircraft is operated by the Real Aeroplane Company and is seen in the nightfighter scheme of Flt Lt Ian Gleed's aircraft LK-A of 87 Squadron.
Aircraft Specifications
Aircraft Type: One Crew Single Engined Fighter
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engines: 1 x Packard Merlin 29 12 cylinder liquid cooled Engine rated at approx. 1,280hp at 3,000 rpm
Armament: 8 x .303 in Browning Machine guns (4 in each wing).
Dimensions: Wing Span: 12.19m (402ft 0 in. Length: 9.83m (32ft 3in), Height: 4.04m (13ft 3in).
Wing Area: 23.97 sq. metres (258 sq. feet)
Weights: Empty: 2,983kg (6,577lb). Max Takeoff: 3648kg (8,044lb).
Performance: Max Speed: 327 mph (526 km/hour) at 18,000ft (5,485m) Service Ceiling: 35,600ft (10,850m)
Operators: RAF, RCAF
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