Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Hurricane II Manual

You need this book-  not only if you're contemplating flying the one you have in the barn, fixing up something like this or this but if you're a fan of the Hawker Hurricane or of airplanes in general.  Produced by the Air Ministry and published by Greenhill books in 2003, it is a facsimile of the original manual.  Construction, maintenance and operation, every detail of this historically important airplane is covered in diagrams, photos and plans. We tend to think of airplanes of that time as being simple machines but a study of the oil and cooling systems, the electrical hydraulic and pneumatic systems reveal an impressively sophisticated and complex machine. The logistics of operating and maintaining a fleet of these machines is daunting. Below are a few illustrations found in the book.


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