Rouvres airfield, France, winter of 1939/40. On a cold, misty day, Sergeant T. B. G. ‘Titch’ Pyne, a British pilot serving with 73 Squadron, smiles as he watches two armourers rearming the .303 Browning MGs of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I.

WW2 in Color

‘Titch’ Pyne, pilot with 73 Sqn. watches re-arming Browning MGs of his Mk I.

Soviet mechanics loading a 20-mm cannon ShVAK of a Hurricane belonging to the 72nd Fighter Aviation Regiment protecting the Northern fleet bringin supplies to Murmansk. If the fighter aircraft was British made, the ShVAK were produced in Russia, and mounted on many different types of aircrafts.

Soviet mechanics loading a cannon ShVAK of a Hurricane belonging to the Fighter Aviation Regiment protecting the Northern fleet bringin supplies to Murmansk. If the fighter aircraft was.

Pilot Officer Albert Gerald Lewis DFC (aged 22) in his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (VY-R) P2923 with 85 Squadron RAF at Castle Camps, RAF Debden's satellite airfield in Cambridgeshire. July 1940.

Royal Air Force ace Albert Gerald Lewis DFC, of 85 Squadron, climbs out of his plane after an air battle in the skies over England - Battle of Britain - 1940

This Hurricane served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war, having been built in 1942. It now forms part of the Hangar 11 Collection. Looking fantastic now, after all these years, it was displayed wonderfully by Peter Teichman at Southport.

This Hurricane served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war, having been built in It now forms part of the Hangar 11 Collection. Looking fantastic now, after all these years, it was displayed wonderfully by Peter Teichman at Southport.

Hawker Hurricane I This is my favorite British Aircraft from the Second World War. It was the real work horse during the Battle of Britain.

Hawker Hurricane I This is my favorite British Aircraft from the Second World War. It was the real work horse during the Battle of Britain.

Old Fighter Planes | Old reliable: This restored Hawker Hurricane shows the classic fighter ...

The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain: Hawker Hurricane gets its rightful place in history

Old Fighter Planes | Old reliable: This restored Hawker Hurricane shows the classic fighter ...

Acting Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck DSO., CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mark I, V6864 'DT-A', at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. January 1941.

A famous image of Robert Stanford Tuck in his 257 -Burma- Squadron Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain

Pilots of No. 303 Squadron RAF with one of their Hawker Hurricanes, October 1940”

A group of Polish pilots of the No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron are photographed at in front a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft at RAF Northolt un the U. 303 was formed in July 1940 in Blackpool, England

Both Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Hurricane's today

Battle of Britain flypast June Tideswell Sun 22 June. A Hawker Hurricane will fly over the Village on Carnival Saturday June. Be there early

A Hawker Hurricane as it would have looked during the Battle of Britain. (Copyright Kai Hansen)

A Hawker Hurricane that helped fight off the Nazis in the Battle of Britain. Older and not as fast as the Spitfire that largely replaced it, this plane bore the brunt of the early air war. This is one of the fighters flown by Stanford Tuck.

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