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Hurricane Manual 1940

Hurricane Manual 1940 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2014 Title Hurricane Manual 1940
Author Dilip Sarkar Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2014 ISBN 9781445621203
Format 256 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $19.95


Hawker Hurricane enthusiast?  Check out Hurricane Manual 1940 – available in North America from Casemate.

Author Dilip Sarkar's compact compendium commences with the almost obligatory history of early Hurricane service.  But subsequently sports excerpts from manuals, leaflets, aircraft recognition directives, combat tactics and more.

Seeking complete cockpit and instrument panel details?  They're here.  Undercarriage configurations?  Ditto.  Speaking of landing gear, tail-wheel tire pressure was 42 lbs per square inch.  And during forced landings, the "undercarriage should be left up" unless "a field of ample size is available".

Remember that as you shield Albion's skies from Hitler's hordes!

Absorbing anecdotes, unit notes, drawings and photos further season the story.  Stick this tiny tome into your lunch box.  Slip it into a cargo pocket.  And when your significant other asks why you go ga-ga over Sir Sydney Camm's masterpiece, whip it out!


My sincere thanks to Casemate for this review sample!