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Hawker Hurricane Giclée Art Print

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High quality art print of the Hawker Hurricane, a British fighter aircraft best known for its role in the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. Introduced in 1937, the Hurricane is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated fighter in Royal Air Force history, overshadowed by the famous Spitfire which it served alongside.

The Hurricane took part in the Second World War from the very beginning, claiming 499 kills in the Battle of France, including 108 over Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo. During the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane played a key role, accounting for 55% of German losses. No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron, who operated the Hurricane, achieved the war's best ratio of enemy aircraft destroyed to aircraft lost.

Outside of Western Europe, the Royal Air Force also flew Hurricanes in the Mediterranean - defending Malta alongside several antiquated Gloucester Gladiators - and the Far East - as a day fighter until 1943, and later as a fighter-bomber in Burma. Meanwhile, almost 3,000 Hurricanes were delivered to the Soviet Union as part of the Lend-Lease program.

Seventeen Hurricanes are still airworthy to this day, including eight based in the United Kingdom, and many more are on display in museums. This illustration depicts Hurricane Z2315, a Hurricane Mk I, which is currently on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, painted in No. 111 Squadron RAF markings. Z2315 was a MkIIa, introduced in 1940, which served with the Soviet Union.

This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.