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Type : Hurricane
Mark : I
|07th September 1940||Hurricane flown by Flight Lieutenant Hugh R.A.Beresford was shot down over the Thames Estuary, pilot Bereseford was killed.|
|Pilots and Aircrew who flew : Hurricane I P3049|
|A list of all aircrew from our database who are associated with this aircraft. A profile page is available by clicking their name.|
|Beresford, H. R. A.|
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| Beresford, H. R. A. |
Flight Lieutenant Hugh R.A.Beresford of No 257 Squadron was shot down and killed over the Thames Estuary on 7th of September 1940 in His Hurricane I (P3049). His body was later found and recovered in 1979.
|Squadrons for : Hurricane I P3049|
|A list of all squadrons known to have flown Hurricane I P3049. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.|
No.257 Sqn RAF
Country : UK
Founded : 18th August 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1963
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|No.257 Sqn RAF|
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|Aircraft type : Hurricane|
|A profile page including a list of all art prints for the Hurricane is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533
Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.
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