Hurricane I – L1592 “KW-Z” – in 615 Sqn. Colours – London Science Museum

From the Science Museum Website

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, c 1940.
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I. L.1592. This particular machine fought over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain. Although similar in appearance to the Supermarine Spitfire and also powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Hurricane is fundamentally different in construction. It demonstrates the longevity of the pioneers’ designs, with the ‘stick and the string’ replaced by metal; and this early example retains fabric covering on the wings.


  1. Brian Brooks

    This aircraft was badly shotup during the Battle of Britain,was crash landed by the pilot who survived the war, as did the plane.

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