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    Default Spitfire or Hurricane? Which machine saved us from the Nazis?

    The Supermarine Spitfire was faster, had a better rate of climb and turn, but was far more expensive to produce and maintain than the humble Hawker Hurricane. In terms of air superiority, the Hurricane was the one to go for. Hawker went on to produce many more fine machines, but I've always felt the Hurricane was their finest creation. It was possibly the best military aircraft of WW2!
    Battle of Britain week: Was the Hurricane the plane that REALLY saved us from the Nazis? - Mirror Online

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    Hurricane - great plane.
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    English Channel, clearly.
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    Was in the Imperial War Museum in London recently. All these and many more on show. Fantastic exhibition if your into that stuff. Free as well which always helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cola Cube View Post
    The Supermarine Spitfire was faster, had a better rate of climb and turn, but was far more expensive to produce and maintain than the humble Hawker Hurricane. In terms of air superiority, the Hurricane was the one to go for. Hawker went on to produce many more fine machines, but I've always felt the Hurricane was their finest creation. It was possibly the best military aircraft of WW2!
    [url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/battle-of-britain-week-was-th[/url]
    This saved us from the Germans.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-34

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    Radar was crucial for the interception of German planes.
    Otherwise the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots would never have located the enemy to shoot them down or break up their attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    Was in the Imperial War Museum in London recently. All these and many more on show. Fantastic exhibition if your into that stuff. Free as well which always helped.
    I am and you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinemartin View Post
    This saved us from the Germans.

    T-34 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Russia wasn't at war with Germany in 1940.

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