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The Hawker Hurricane XII was virtually a Hawker Hurricane IIB but was built by Canadian Car & Foundry in Canada for the RCAF. A total of 474 Hawker Hurricane Mk XII's were built and equipped ten Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons based in Canada. The most obvious difference between the British built Hawker Hurricane IIB and the Canadian built Hurricane Mk XII was the use of an American built 1,300 hp (969 kW) Packard Merlin 29 engine and the American type of instrumentation and radio equipment preferred by the RCAF. Early Hurricane Mk XII's were fitted with a twelve 0.303 machine gun wing, later aircraft were fitted with a four 20 mm cannon wing.

Hawker Hurricane XII Fighter Plane

The picture above is of Hawker Hurricane XIIA Z5140 G-HURI - now part of the Historic Aircraft Collection based at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Hawker Hurricane XII Armament:

  • Early fighter aircraft twelve 0.303 wing-mounted machine guns wing
  • Later fighter aircraft four 20 mm wing-mounted cannon

Hawker Hurricane XII Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot only
  • Wing Span: 12.2 m (40 ft)           Length: 9.8 m (32 ft 3 in)          Height: 4 m (13 ft 1 1/2 in)
  • Weight, Empty: 2,259 kg (4,982 lb)
  • Weight, Gross: 3,023 kg (6,665 lb)
  • Engine: Single 1,300 hp Rolls-Royce (Licence built by Packard) Merlin 29 V12 piston engine
  • Cruising Speed: 332 km/h (206 mph)
  • Max Speed: 531 km/h (330 mph)
  • Rate of Climb: 768 m (2,520 ft) /min
  • Service Ceiling: 10,970 m (36,000 ft)
  • Range: 782 km (486 mi)

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