Hawker Hurricane

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Hawker Hurricane RC Plane

Materials: XPS foam 5mm 1050x500 (or Depron 3mm, 6mm) + Balsa wood 4x4,4x8 mm, aircraft plywood 2mm, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 1040mm (41")
Length: 835mm
Flying Weight: 435g
Motor: X2305 KV1450 (25g)
Propeller: 1047, 1147 or 1080
Receiver: FrSky S6R (12g)
ESC: SunnySky X 18A (9g)
Servos:EMAX ES08D II (9g) x 4
LiHV battery: 1100mah 2S 7.6V
Retractable Landing Gear (25g)
Wheels 2"
Carbon Strips: 0.5mm x 3mm
Carbon Rods: 1mm
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)
Transparent plastic screws 4x16
P.S. Wing can be glued to the fuselage without screw

Plans (templates)

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Hawker Hurricane RC Plane plans

Hawker Hurricane

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The Hawker Hurricane aircraft was developed in accordance with the terms of reference announced by the Ministry of Aviation to build a fighter jet with a new Rolls-Royce PV-12 engine. The project, led by Sidney Camm, started in early 1933. Rolls-Royce constantly improved its Merlin engine and began production at the beginning of the war in 1940. latest model Merlin XX. The new power unit was equipped with a two-stage turbocharger, allowing the pilot to change the rotational speed depending on the flight altitude. On ceilings above 6,000 meters, the compressor should be set for high rpm and full boost ("FS ratio" - Full Supercharge), and on lower ceilings, for slower rpm of medium boost ("MS ratio" - Moderate Supercharge), thanks for controlling which less engine power was required. Thanks to this solution, the parameters of the aircraft on each ceiling have been significantly improved, which made it possible to achieve an instantaneous engine power of 1280 hp. (954 kW). As production of the Spitfires grew, it was decided to install the Merlin XX engine on the Hawker Hurricane as well. The vehicle first flew on 11 June 1940 and entered service in August as the Hawker Hurricane Mk II, later known as the Mk IIA, Series 1.

Hawker has conducted research to improve small arms by introducing cannons. The first attempts included the installation of two 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns in gondolas under the wings, but this decision was abandoned due to insufficient capacity of drum magazines. Another attempt? This was undertaken by installing four 20mm Hispano Mk II cannons, two per wing, but the weight of such an installation significantly reduced the parameters of the aircraft. Only after the appearance of the Merlin XX engine, providing adequate performance on four guns, it became possible to maintain production of the Huricane and introduce a new version of the machine, designated Hurricane Mark IIA Series 2, armed with either four Hispano guns or twelve Browning guns. machine guns. In addition, a new propeller with slightly better parameters was used. In April 1941, the Mark MB version was built, and in June, the Mark IIC with a slightly modified wing. Aircraft of this type could carry 113 kg of tubes, 226 kg of bombs, and later also the installation of an additional fuel tank. The use of machines, which were supposed to perform the tasks of fighter-bombers, also changed, which is why they were sometimes called Hurribomber.

The Hurricane Mk II aircraft, used for air support, fighting tanks, in conditions when bombing was almost impossible, turned out to be too poorly armed. The solution was two 40mm cannons and two Browning machine guns used to mark the guns. For the first time, such a weapon configuration was tested on the upgraded Mk I IB machine on its maiden flight on September 18, 1941. On this basis, at the beginning of 1942, the Hawker Hurricane Mk IID aircraft was built, additionally equipped with cockpit armor, a radiator and an engine. They were armed with Rolls-Royce cannons with 12 rounds of ammunition, which were soon converted to Vickers S cannons with 15 rounds. Soon, another modification of the wings was presented, that is, a new version of the aircraft with these wings, initially as the Hurricane Mk IIE, but after the delivery of the first 250 aircraft, due to a large amount of changes, the designation was changed to Hawker Hurricane Mk IV.

Hawker Hurricane Mk.II

The Hurricane aircraft was developed in response to the specification announced by the Ministry of Aviation regarding the design of a fighter powered by the new Rolls-Royce PV-12 engine. The project, led by Sidney Camm, began in early 1934. Opinions on the structure of the aircraft were divided due to the use of the traditional technique of riveting as in the construction of biplanes, not welding, and the fact that the fuselage and wings were covered with cloth. From January 1939, however, aluminum sheet coating was used, but a similar Supermarine Spitfire was considered a much more modern structure today, having an all-metal structure, lighter and stronger than that used in the Hurricane, although less resistant to bullet damage.

Despite the advantage of the Spitfire, it was the Hurricane that was put into production in 1936 due to its simpler design, the possibility of immediate production and easier handling by ground personnel. Although production of Spitfires was increasing, it was decided to install the Merlin XX engine on the Hurricane as well. The machine was first flown on June 11, 1940, and entered service in August under the name Hurricane Mk II, later known as the Mark IIASeries 1. The Hawker company conducted research on improving small arms by introducing cannons. The first attempts involved the installation of two 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns in nacelles under the wings, but due to the insufficient capacity of the drum magazines, this solution was abandoned. Another attempt was made by mounting four 20mm Hispano Mk II cannons, two under each wing, but the weight of such a set significantly reduced the parameters of the aircraft. It was not until the introduction of the Merlin XX engine providing adequate performance with four guns that it was possible to maintain Huricane production and introduce a new version of the machine, designated 'Hurricane Mark IIA Series 2, armed with either four Hispano guns or twelve Browning machine guns. In addition, a new propeller with slightly better parameters was used. In April 1941, the Mark IIB version was built, and in June, the Mark IIC with slightly modified wings. Aircraft of this type were capable of carrying 113 kg or 226 kg of bombs, and later also the attachment of an additional fuel tank. The use of machines designed to perform fighter-bomber tasks also changed, which is why they were sometimes called Hurribomber.

Hawker Hurricane technical details:

Drive Mk I: Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk II

Mk II: Rolls-Royce Merlin XX or XXII

Mk IV: Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk 24 or 27 Mk II power: 1030 hp

Wingspan: 12.20 m

Length: 9.83 m

Height: 3.98 m

Unladen weight: 2560 kg

Takeoff weight: 3740 kg.

Max speed: 526 km / h

Putap: 10 100 m

Range: 752 km


English fighter plane

In 1934, it was created in England by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. the design of a fighter aircraft, which was significantly different from the previous ones. It was actually a radical modernization of the then popular Hawker Fury biplane. The new type was a self-supporting low-wing aircraft with retractable landing gear and a covered cockpit.
The powerful armament of the new fighter was remarkable, as well as the agility, controllability and speed of 504 km/h with the Rolls-Royce Merlin C engine. And so the official tests of the prototype in the spring of 1936 turned out excellently. As early as October 1937, the Hawker company flew the first serial aircraft named Hurricane I. It started the rearming of the RAF units, which continued so quickly that already in January 1938 the first air unit had a full set of machines.

Right from the start of production, further modernization changes took place. It was primarily a wing with a metal coating, the replacement of a two-bladed propeller with a three-bladed one, a Merlin III engine, armor protection for the pilot, etc. With the growing political tension in Europe, production also escalated. It was introduced under license with the English company Gloster and even in Canada: in August 1940, the number of Hurricane aircraft taken over by the RAF reached 2,300 pieces. In addition, Hawker was able to deliver to Yugoslavia, Iran, Turkey, Romania, Belgium, Finland and other countries.

When the Nazi Luftwaffe threw its forces against England in 1940, most of the weight of the first battles rested precisely on the Hurricane I fighters. Although they were slower than the English Spitfire and the German Messerschmitt 109, they were more agile, more stable in shooting and more resistant to damage. Nevertheless, more modern Spitfire aircraft gradually took over the fight against fighters, while Hurricane machines were used against bombers, they took over the role of fighter-bombers, until in 1942 they were used exclusively against ground targets.
Using the more powerful Merlin XX engine, a new series began, designated the Hurricane IL. The strengthened wing could carry a variety of more powerful armaments. Accordingly, the machines were designated A (8 7.7 mm machine guns), В (12 7.7 mm machine guns), C (4 20 mm guns), D (2 40 mm anti-tank guns), IV (8 rocket missiles). In addition, two bombs weighing up to 226 kg could be hung.

A number of other versions and variants were created for various combat uses. Noteworthy is the Sea Hurricane I A version; these aircraft were catapulted from the transport ships they served to protect. The Sea H. I В version was fitted with a landing hook for service on aircraft carriers. The total number of Hurricane aircraft of all versions produced at various plants was 14,233 units.

Hurricane aircraft were deployed on almost every front of World War II except the Pacific. They also played a part in the successful battles on the Soviet front, where 2,952 units were delivered in several versions. Our airmen also fought on these fighters on the Western Front, and they played a significant role in the victory in the Battle of England.

The Hawker Hurricane II C was a single-seat, single-engine low-wing aircraft with retractable landing gear.
The all-metal wing with two beams was three-part. A straight centro-piano carried the chassis and the engine's liquid cooler. A total of four 20 mm Oerlikon cannons were placed in the outer parts and on the underside were hinges that could carry additional tanks or bombs.

Both halves had landing lights in the leading edge. The ailerons and landing flaps were also all metal.
The fuselage with a closed cockpit had a frame of steel tubes. The front half was covered with removable duralumin panels, the rear had a light metal body and canvas upholstery. The cabin cover, above which was the rear-view mirror, moved back. The pilot was protected from the front and back by armored glass and armored plate.

Tail surfaces. The stabilizer was all-metal, the keel surface and both rudders had a metal frame covered with canvas.
The landing gear consisted of a two-wheel undercarriage retracting into the center plane towards the fuselage and a spur wheel. Parts of the undercarriage wheels remained uncovered after being retracted.

Engine group. A 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine with an output of 1,280 к drove a three-bladed automatically adjustable propeller. Aircraft operating in dusty environments had dust filters in the "lobe" under the nose.

The basic coloring was standard for the RAF: Cyan blue lower surfaces, upper and side surfaces of irregular gray and dark green surfaces, vertical fuselage stripe and white letters. Circular red-white-blue insignia (from the center), yellow-lined on the fuselage, only red-blue on the upper side of the wing, Red-white-blue vertical stripes on the keel surface (from the front), production number on the rear of the fuselage, propeller blades and mainly cannon black. The leading edges of the ends of the wing and the ends of the propeller are yellow.
The plane on the map is drawn in night mode. It differed from the standard coloring in that the lower surfaces were black and without royal insignia, the letters on the fuselage were red. On the right front part of the torso was a yellow scythe with a red ribbon and a black inscription (literally "Night Reaper" in Czech). The propeller cone was red.

Technical data: Span 12.2 m, length 9.84 m; empty weight 2630 kg, take-off weight 3550 kg; maximum speed of 534 km/h at 6,650 m; reach 10,800 m, range 735 km, with additional tanks 1,540 km.