Hawker Hurricane IIc LF738 - RAF Museum - Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 38.691 W 002° 19.062
30U E 546163 N 5832982
Quick Description: The Hawker Hurricane IIc LF738, a British single-seat fighter aircraft, located in the War in the Air building at the RAF Museum in Cosford.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/12/2021 6:39:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM15D7D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
The Hawker Hurricane IIc LF738 is located in the War in the Air building at the RAF Museum in Cosford.

The Hawker Hurricane IIc LF738 is a British single-seat fighter aircraft which was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd in 1944, for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was in use from March 1944 to February 1984.

During the Battle of Britain, Hurricanes shot down approximately 60% of enemy aircraft – more than all the other air and ground defences combined. (visit link)

"The Hurricane first flew in November 1936. It was the main aircraft of RAF Fighter Command squadrons during the Battle of Britain where it equipped thirty-two squadrons between July and October 1940. It was a popular aircraft with its pilots who found that its high manoeuvrability and rugged construction combined to make it very effective.

Designed by Sydney Camm around existing technology, the Hurricane used tubular metal alloy and fabric covering on the fuselage with metal skinning on the wings. This had the advantage of being easy to repair while resisting battle damage well.

The Hurricane saw action in Northern Europe, North Africa and the Far East where it was mainly used in the ground attack role."
SOURCE: (visit link)

A detailed history of this plane by Andrew Simpson can be seen at the following link - RAF Museum Cosford Documents/ Collections: (visit link)

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Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Hawker Hurricane IIc

Tail Number: (S/N): LF738

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): RAF Museum Cosford

inside / outside: inside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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