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Hawker Hurricane (WO 2): boeken - historie en inzet (2/2)

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Ten Squadrons of Hurricanes

For many years the importance and contribution of the Hawker Hurricane was eclipsed by the Spitfire but statistically the Hurricane was superior in the majority of cases. Thanks to Tommy Sopwith's initiative and gamble the Hurricane was ready at the outbreak of the Second World War and in service throughout.

As this superbly researched book reveals by examining the roles, actions and personalities of ten Hurricane squadrons, this iconic aircraft was not only exceptionally robust but astonishingly versatile. We track its performance from the Battle of France and Britain through the Middle East, Italy and on to Burma. It excelled as day and night interceptor, intruder and importantly as a rocket firing tank buster.

The Hurricane inspired great loyalty among its pilots and their colourful personalities and thrilling experiences make this splendid book an informative and entertaining read.

Auteur:Adrian Stewart
Uitvoering:208 blz, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:16 blz z/w foto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2016)
EAN:9781473848429
Boek: Ten Squadrons of Hurricanes

Ten Squadrons of Hurricanes

Taal: Engels

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Hurricane vs Bf 110 - 1940 (Osprey)

The Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter and saw significant combat during the fight over France and the Battle of Britain. One of its principal opponents in 1940 was the Bf 110 twin-engined, two-seat heavy fighter. Following the invasion of France, these fighters clashed regularly as the RAF's Hurricanes attacked German bomber formations defended by Bf 110. Although the Hurricane had the upper hand when it came to manoeuverability, the Bf 110 outclassed it in terms of fire power, with its mix of machine guns and cannon.
This is the story of the dramatic battles in the skies over France and the Channel as Britain desperately tried to hold back the German onslaught from her shores.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and development - The Strategic Situation - Technical Specifications - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Conclusion - Further Reading.

Auteur:Tony Holmes
Uitvoering:80 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2010)
Serie:Duel (29)
EAN:9781846039454
Boek: Hurricane vs Bf 110 - 1940 (Osprey)

Hurricane vs Bf 110 - 1940

Taal: Engels

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Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey)

The Hawker Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France.
Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkrieg, it gave many pilots valuable experience.
Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

Contents: The First Ace - 'Phoney War' - Blitzkrieg - The Battle of Britain - Malta and North Africa - Appendices.

Auteur:Tony Holmes
Uitvoering:128 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 1998)
Serie:Aircraft of the Aces (18)
EAN:9781855325975
Boek: Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey)

Hurricane Aces 1939-40

Taal: Engels

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Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

Following the destruction wrought on the Red Army Air Forces during the first days of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, the Soviet Union found itself desperately short of fighter aircraft. Premier Josef Stalin duly appealed directly to Prime Minister Winston Churchill for replacement aircraft, and in late 1941 the British delivered the first of 3360 Hurricanes that would be supplied to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease agreement.

Specifically requested by the USSR, the Hurricanes were quickly thrown into action in early 1942 - the Soviet Air Forces' most difficult year in their opposition to the Luftwaffe. Virtually all the Hurricanes were issued to Soviet fighter regiments in the northern sector of the front, where pilots were initially trained to fly the aircraft by RAF personnel that had accompanied the early Hawker fighters to the USSR.

The Hurricane proved to be an easy aircraft to master, even for the poorly trained young Soviet pilots, allowing the Red Army to form a large number of new fighter regiments quickly in the polar area. In spite of a relatively poor top speed, and only a modest rate-of-climb, the Hurricane was the mount of at least 17 Soviet aces.

Yuriy Rybin is one of Russia's leading researchers in the field of air combat in the Soviet North during World War 2. The author of many articles, several of his features are now the standard works of reference on air combat on the Soviet-German Northern front.

Contents: Hurricane Arrives - Soviet Conversion - Combat Success - Hard Year - Railway Patrols - 1943 - 1944 - Appendices.

Auteur:Yuri Rybin
Uitvoering:96 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2012)
Serie:Aircraft of the Aces (107)
EAN:9781849087414
Boek: Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

Soviet Hurricane Aces of World War 2

Taal: Engels

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Hurricane - Victor of the Battle of Britain

In the summer of 1940 the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Victory in the forthcoming air battle would mean national survival; defeat would establish German tyranny.
The Luftwaffe greatly outnumbered the RAF, but during the Battle of Britain it was the RAF that emerged triumphant, thanks to two key fighter planes, the Spitfire and the Hurricane. The Hurricane made up over half of Fighter Command's front-line strength, and its revolutionary design transformed the RAF's capabilities.

Leo McKinstry tells the story of the remarkable plane from its designers to the first-hand testimonies of those brave pilots who flew it; he takes in the full military and political background but always keeps the human stories to the fore - to restore the Hawker Hurricane to its rightful place in history.

Auteur:Leo McKinstry
Uitvoering:384 blz, 20 x 13 x 2.2 cm, softcover
Illustraties:geïllustreerd
Uitgever:John Murray General Publishing Division (GB, 2011)
EAN:9781848543416
Boek: Hurricane - Victor of the Battle of Britain

Hurricane - Victor of the Battle of Britain

Taal: Engels

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Hawker Hurricane - The RAF's Battle of Britain Stalwart (Legends of Warfare)

The Hawker Hurricane has rightly earned its place in military aviation annals. Although only preceding the Spitfire by four months in its prototypic launch, the Hawker machine was available in measurably greater numbers by the Battle of Britain, a very critical stage of WWII for Britain and its Empire. Its rugged qualities saw use in the Mediterranean and Far East Theaters, and on the Russia Front.

It adapted equally well to naval operations as a CAM-ship "protector" for Allied convoys and then as the first truly modern British fighter design to operate off the Fleet Air Arm's aircraft carriers.
The solid wing structure lent itself naturally to the carriage of bombs and heavier-scale weaponry such as the 40 mm cannon that dealt out a fair measure of punishment. The few airworthy examples are a poignant reminder of Britain's WWII aviation prowess.

Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Auteur:Ron MacKay
Uitvoering:112 blz, 23 x 23.5 x 1.8 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:205 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2018)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764355899
Boek: Hawker Hurricane - The RAF's Battle of Britain Stalwart (Legends of Warfare)

Hawker Hurricane - The RAF's Battle of Britain Stalwart

Taal: Engels

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Hurricane R4118 Revisited : The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration to Flight

Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher's discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118. Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history.

In "Hurricane R4118 Revisited", more stories of R4118's origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron. Focus is also given to the role of 605 Squadron's ground crew and the aircraft during the Battle of Britain.

Continuing into the present day, Vacher highlights the challenges of maintaining and flying a historic warbird, whilst Keith Dennison, a warbird pilot, provides expert commentary on exactly what it is like to fly a Hurricane.
The book concludes with the sale of R4118 to an enthusiastic Englishman and the decision taken to keep the aircraft at the Shuttleworth Collection.

With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts.

Auteur:Peter Vacher
Uitvoering:192 blz, 25 x 18 x 2.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Grub Street (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781910690437
Boek: Hurricane R4118 Revisited : The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration to Flight

Hurricane R4118 Revisited : The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration to Flight

Taal: Engels

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