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A Hawker Hurricane Scrambles At Shoreham Airshow 2013 !

The Hawker Hurricane was the first operational R.A.F. aircraft capable of a top speed in excess of 300 m.p.h. The design of the Hurricane, directed by Sydney Camm, was the outcome of discussions with the Directorate of Technical Development towards the end of 1933, aimed at breaking the deadlocked biplane formula. In these discussions Camm proposed a monoplane, based otherwise on his Fury biplane, using the proposed new Rolls-Royce P.V.12 engine (later to become the Merlin), and in time incorporating a retractable undercarriage. Originally, in concert with current armament requirements, a four-gun battery was proposed; but in 1934, with successful negotiations to licence-build the reliable Colt machine gun, it was deemed possible to mount an eight-gun battery in the wings, unrestricted by the propeller arc and thus dispensing with synchronising gear.

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hawker hurricane, war, warbirds, shoreham, airshow, waest sussex, sussex, battle of britain, world war 2, hurricane, spitfire

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny6 months ago

    Superb shot

  • Hah Sorry For The Mix Up !! Ha Ha !!x

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert6 months ago

    Great image Colin.

  • Thanks Nigel, Done with The Photomatix Plugin in Photoshop !!

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaB6 months ago

    February 4, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Many Thanks for the feature !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer6 months ago

    Nicely taken Colin. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted !! Took Nigel B And Chris Lord !! Perfect Weather !!

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradour5 months ago

    What a beautiful aircreaft so well captured

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