The Hurricane at war is a detailed film history of the Hawker Hurricane from the Hurricane 1 which accounted for the first RAF 'kill' of the war, to the Hurricane IV version which served with distinction against the Japanese in the Pacific.
With its formidable armaments and superior handling characteristics, the Hurricane accounted for over two-thirds of all enemy aircraft destroyed in the Battle of Britain. Originally vectored against Luftwaffe bomber formations while Spitfire squadrons took on the fighter escorts, the Hurricane nevertheless proved itself capable of taking on the Me109 - and winning. Veteran Hurricane pilots offer a unique insight into what it was like to fly and how it acquitted itself in combat, illustrated by some of the best dog fight footage from the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane at War also features IID 'Tankbuster' versions in action in the Western Desert, and rare combat footage of Hurricane bombers striking at Japanese positions during the Burma Campaign.
Also included is compelling air-to-air footage of PZ865 - the last Hurricane ever built - now in service with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Its pilot, Flight Lieutenant Paul Shenton, takes you through comprehensive preflight checks and explains the cockpit controls and instruments, providing a pilot's eye view of this magnificent vintage fighter aircraft.
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