|Successor||Supermarine Spitfire Mark V, Hawker Hurricane Mark II, Typhoon|
The Hawker Hurricane Mark I
The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.
The first production version, was with fabric-covered wings, a wooden two-bladed, fixed-pitch propeller, and powered by the 1,030 hp (770 kW) Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk II or III engines, it was armed with eight .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns. Produced between 1937 and 1939.