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  •  I thought the early model gun config was (3+ / 0-)

    x 6 .303's, although I know there were many subsequent varients. The earliest though had one big flaw -- the prop was only a twin blade as opposed to the one shown here. This lead to it underperforming during the first encounters with the Luftwaffe in France ( poor tactics and formations certainly didn't help.)

     Nonetheless the Hurri, certainly redeemed itself.

     Slightly off topic, but a number of crated RAF planes have been found in storage in Burma. They are, I believe Spits, but nonetheless, very cool, and we shall likely see a few more in the air in a few years.

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:14:50 PM PST

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