BULLDOG SPIRIT

Of the myriad aspects of the Hurricane’s wartime service, its use to defend Canada against potential Japanese attack is among the lesser-known — but it is remembered by the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum’s example

FHCAM HURRICANE

Built by Canadian Car and Foundry at Fort William, Ontario, in 1941, BW881 (c/n CCF R32007) was one of a batch of 50 aircraft with serials between BW835 and BW884. Originally intended for use by the Fleet Air Arm, they were fitted with catapult spools and arrester hooks and were essentially produced to Sea Hurricane Ib standard with eight-gun wings, Merlin III engines and de Havilland propellers but, due to production changes already incorporated at the factory, they all featured the longer nose of the Hurricane II airframe.

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