Hawker Hurricane - 257 Squadron
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I - WWII Fighter Aircraft Aviation Art Pencil Drawing
No collection of paintings commemorating the RAF would be complete without the Hawker Hurricane. Entering service with 111 Squadron in 1937 at Northolt, the aircraft would become the backbone of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and have a long and distinguished career on both land and sea.
The aircraft seen here is that of Robert Stanford-Tuck. Already an ace while flying Spitfires, Tuck took over 257 Squadron having never flown a Hurricane before. His long run of victories continued with the Hawker fighter until he was promoted to Wing Commander in 1941.