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Hawker Hurricane IID

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    Large numbers of the Hurricane IID were supplied to the Desert Air Force. In the Mareth Line battles, they broke up several concentrations of German tanks massing for counter-attacks against Eighth Army advances

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    Hawker Hurricane IID [​IMG]

    • TYPE: Single-seat ground-attack fighter
    • ENGINE: 1460-bhp Rolls-Royce Merlin XX V-12
    • DIMENSIONS: Wingspan 40ft ( 12.2 m) length 32 ft 2'½ in (9.8 m) Height 8 ft 9 in (2.9 m)
    • WEIGHT: 8100 lbs (2674 kg) loaded
    • ARMAMENT: two 40 mm cannon and two .303in machine guns
    • PERFORMANCE: Maximum speed 316mph (508 km/h) at 19,000ft (5891 m) Maximum range 480 miles (772 km)

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    A lighter-armed aircraft attacks an Axis column from one side, drawing the enemy's fire and taking out 'soft' targets.

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    The Hawker Hurricane IID, with heavy cannon, swoops in from the opposite direction, before the enemy can react, and blasts the column's tanks.

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