Hurricane Aces of World War 2
By (author) Tony Holmes
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Hurricane Aces of World War 2 by Tony Holmes
Book DescriptionThe Hawker Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force in to a position where it could defend Britain during 1940. Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and actually downed more Luftwaffe aircraft than the famous Supermarine fighter. Even prior to it's "Finest Hour" over southern England, Hurricanes had provided the first RAF aces of the war in France during the Blitzkrieg, and they are described in this volume. In 1941 the type was heavily used in the Mediterranean and North Africa, before being flung in at the deep end in the Far East against the Japanese. US Eagle Squadron pilots also flew the type in the early years of the war, and it saw much combat with the Fleet Air Arm and the Soviet Air Force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855325975
(250mm x 185mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Harrier, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Tony Holmes
A comprehensive and compelling guide to one of the most popular wartime planes.
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Author Biography - Tony Holmes
Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.
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