Starting his design in 1934, Sir Sidney Camm's Hawker Hurricane held the distinction of being the first monoplane to enter service with the Royal Air Force. Unlike its Second World War counterpart the Spitfire which was an entirely new concept based on specialised experience, the Hawker Hurricane was the logical outcome of a long line of fighting aircraft. The Spitfire was the studied application of experience; the Hurricane was a stroke of genius!
The Hurricane's maiden flight was made from Hawker's establishment within the confines of the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit at Weybridge in Surrey on November 6, 1935. A mere five years later, the Hurricane would be instrumental in enabling the Royal Air Force to win the Battle of Britain during the summer of 1940 and easily accounting for the majority of the RAF's air victories. In all, by the end of 1944, over 14,000 Hurricanes had been built including around 1200 converted to Sea Hurricanes. The aircraft also served in every major theatre of the Second World War.
As featured in this package, the first Hurricane Mk II flew on June 11, 1940 and utilised a Merlin XX engine with a two stage supercharger for improved performance at altitude. Later versions had reinforced fuselages in order to accommodate a new wing which had universal attachment points for drop tanks, bombs or other under wing stores. The Mk IIB arrived in late 1940 with four additional Browning .303 machine guns, bringing total armament to twelve guns. The Mk IIC which was introduced in 1941 replaced all of the machine guns with four 20mm Hispano cannons. The advent of the MK IV saw the last major change to the Hurricane which was to rationalise the wing, configuring it with a single design able to mount two bombs, two 40-mm Vickers S guns or eight 60 pounder RP-3 rockets. The new design also incorporated the newly improved Merlin 24 or 27 engines equipped with dust filters for desert operations.
This Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 & FSX add-on presents four different models: the Mk IIA, the Mk IIB, the Mk IIC and the Mk IV. This package also includes a challenging mission to complete for FSX users.
The following variants of each model are included:
Mk IIA P2683 - 87th Squadron RAF circa 1940 DF+SC - (captured), circa 1940 V6697 - 257th Squadron RAF, circa 1940 Mk IIB BM959, 60 of 609 IAP VVS USSR, circa 1942 Tac. R Mk IIB Photo-recon BN125, 681 Squadron RAF, circa 1943 Mk IIC Tropical HL 873, 245 Squadron RAF, circa 1943 Mk IIC LF630, 309 Squadron (Polish) RAF, circa 1944 BP703, 43 Squadron RAF, circa 1942 Mk IV KX229 20 Squadron SEAC RAF, circa 1943/44
Minimum System Requirements:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004
Windows XP/ Vista
245MB free HD space (FSX)/ 289MB (FS32004)
1.5GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
64MB DirectX-compatible graphics card
DirectX-compatible sound card
Recommended System Specifications:
2.0GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
128MB DirectX-compatible graphics card
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