Technical Specification

The specification of this aircraft is as follows:

 

Airframe

Manufacturer: Hawker Aircraft Ltd
Model: Hurricane Mk I
Wingspan: 40'0"
Length: 31'5"
Height: 13'1"
Weight: 6600 lbs(including Merlin III)
Power plant
Manufacturer: Rolls Royce
Model: Merlin III, V12
Output: 1030 hp
Weight: 1335 lbs


Armament

Manufacturer: Colt-Browning
Calibre: .303" (x 8)
Weight: 22 lbs
Ammunition: capable of firing standard rifle Cartridge, de Wilde & tracer
Rate of fire: 1200 rnds/min
Supply: 300 rnds (15 seconds firing time)
Muzzle velocity: 2660 ft/min

General

(in above configuration)

Speed(max): 320 mph at 20000 ft
Ceiling: 33200 ft
Range(max): 460 miles

The very early Hurricane I was powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin C, using a Watts 2-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propellor and weighed 5416 lbs. Structurally, the aircraft combined the well-proven tubular metal cross-braced fabric covered Warren fuselage with fabric covered wings (as shown in the technical drawings below).

 

Tech Drawing 1

Tech Drawing 2

 


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