Hawker Hurricane from 1935 to 1945.

Author:Eldridge, Golda
Position:Book review

Hawker Hurricane from 1935 to 1945. By Dominique Breffort. Paris: Historie & Collections, 2010. Tables. Diagrams. Illustrations. Photographs. Pp. 82. $19.95 ISBN: 978-2-915239-87-4

This is the fourteenth book in the Planes and Pilots series from Historie & Collections publications out of France covering World War II and later fighter and attack aircraft. I found a review of an earlier P-51 book by Breffort that wasn't terribly complimentary, but I thought this book on the Hurricane was well done. It is primarily a colors and markings book with a comprehensive collection of profile views of Hurricanes from the earliest models to the last flown. While the text is really just a primer on the aircraft, its development, and operations, it is full of photographs, tables of specifications, and diagrams showing the various modifications made to the Hurricane during its ten-year career. The book covers all versions and users from the British, to the Russians, to the Iranians. A very quick read, visually delightful, and modestly priced, it is well worth the money for anyone serious about the Hurricane, whether as an aficionado of the plane or, more particularly, a model builder.

The book is arranged in chapters by aircraft Mark, or type, including one each on the seaborne version and foreign users. All include a short discussion of that type's development and its...

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