The Hurricane Mk. II was a development of the basic design intended to take the two-stage supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine delivering 1,280hp (with 100-octane fuel) for take-off. On June 11, 1940, the first prototype (P3269, a converted Mk. I airframe) flew for the first time and with a top speed of 560km/h was the fastest Hurricane ever flown.
The twelve-gun wing finally became standard with the Mk.IIB variant, which reached operational RAF units in 1941. At this time the Hurricane had largely been relegated to fighter-bomber and night fighter tasks over Western Europe, but in other theaters of operation (especially the Mediterranean) it still was the most numerous daylight fighter.
The Hawker Hurricane is often overshadowed by the more famous Spitfire and yet it bore the brunt of the "Battle of Britain".
- Completely new tool
- One of the most famous versions of the Hawker Hurricane
- 12 × MG .303 British
- 2 × bomb 113 or 227 and/or 8 rockets