The Hawker Hurricane MK1 is compatible with FSX , FSX steam edition and Prepar3d Version 4.4 +

We've also tested it in Version 4.5 with hotfix applied

Updates and upgrades will always emailed to the email you used to purchase.

Hawker Hurricane MK1

The Hawker Hurricane saw service with the British Expeditionary Force in the dark years of 1938 and 1939. A very different machine to the one that was to fight the Battle of Britain, early Hurricanes sported fabric wings and a two-blade wooden propeller. Following the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, many improvements were made to the Hawker design from lessons learned in combat with the new German Messerschmitts.

Not the least of these was the fitting of a 3-blade variable pitch, constant speed propeller. This would come from Rotol or DeHavilland, depending on supplies available at the time of manufacture.

Improvements were made to the Merlin power plant and greater protection for the pilot came in the form of armoured windscreens and heavy armour plating behind the seat.

Wings were now skinned in metal and improved radio equipment was installed in the fuselage.

 

The rugged design had proved itself over and over in the Battle for France and it could take enormous punishment. This was due mainly to the fabric covering of the fuselage which was retained and allowed high velocity cannon shells to pass through without inflicting damage to critical components. The eight Browning machine guns, built under license by BSA, stayed as the standard armament of the Hurricane Mk1.

Lacking the “cleaner” look of the cockpit of its counterpart, the Spitfire, the Hurricane’s “office” appeared cluttered and had no floor so that the complex framework was exposed. A legacy of the bi-plane heritage of Hawker’s design. Curiously, it never changed, even in later versions.

The Hawker Hurricane was to prove more than competent in destroying enemy bombers but lacked the performance and agility of the German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. That said, and contrary to popular belief, it was the Hurricane that was responsible for the lion’s share of “kills” in the Battle of Britain.

Innovative features

Innovative features

  • Accurately modelled in High Definition, Hi Fidelity, delivering an enormous amount of authentic detail
  • Full complement of animations including opening hatches and engine covers, castoring tailwheel and much more.
  • Firing Browning Machine guns with muzzle flash effects, smoke and authentic sound. (The red gun tapes are removed when the guns are first fired)
  • Fully functional, historically accurate cockpit many unique functional items including the multi-purpose landing gear/flap control which works like the real one!
  • HD pilot figures include an evocative standing figure on the wing, at the cockpit rail and ready for action! (this is optional via a switch
  • In P3DV4.5+ external clickspots allow opening of the canopy, hatches and other animated features in external view.
  • A fully detailed start trolley and fuel bowser truck are planned inclusions (TBA)
  • Flight Dynamics are authored by some of the best in the business and deliver a very realistic, immersive flight.
  • A full stereo sound pack pays homage to that mighty Rolls Royce Merlin.
  • Multiple Authentic Liveries

  • 6 authentic Squadron liveries in “A” and “B” camouflage schemes depict famous examples flown by Battle of Britain aces.
  • A professional quality paintkit is supplied for those wishing to add further examples.
  • All textures are completed using PBR (Physical-Based-Rendering) techniques. This allows for a wide variety of special effects from doped fabric finishes to oily exhaust staining. Combined with natural weathering effects, chips, scratches and more, the result is a highly realistic visual experience, both inside and out.
  • Technical requirements

    • Windows XP SP3 , Vista , 7, 8, 10
    • FSX SP2/Accel pack/Steam
    • Prepar3d V2.x V3.x V4.3 (compatible)
    • Prepar3d V4.4+ (dedicated)
    • Ram : Minimum 2 + GB RAM (free)
    • Simulator compatibility information

    Screenshots

    Screenshots. ( Prepar3d V4.5 )

    Interior ( Prepar3d V4.5 )