Hurricane Mk I/L (Sweden)

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This page is about the fighter Hurricane Mk I/L (Sweden). For other versions, see Hurricane (Family).
▄Hurricane Mk I/L
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▄Hurricane Mk I/L
AB RB SB
2.7 2.3 2.0
Class:
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Description

The ▄Hurricane Mk I Late is a rank II Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 2.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice".

It is an imported version of the British Hurricane Mk I/L flown by the Finnish Air Force.

Whilst not quite as manoeuvrable or as fast as its Spitfire brethren, the Hurricane Mk I/L is still very agile for its rank and can hold its own very effectively in dogfights. One of the Hurricane's true strengths is in its durability and sheer robust nature which makes it a favourite among the virtual pilots of War Thunder as it was during the Battle of Britain over 80 years ago. You will find your Hurricane able to withstand a very high amount of damage before it will give in as it is a largely fabric-covered aircraft.

It is also a very stable gun platform which makes aiming and shooting a very easy task to do. In general the Hurricane is a joy to fly in all modes. A great and forgiving fighter aircraft for beginners to fly!

This version was purchased by the Finns in 1940, but only saw limited use in the Continuation War due to lack of spares.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 962 m525 km/h
Turn time15 s
Max altitude10 700 m
EngineRolls-Royce Merlin-III
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight3 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 3,962 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 501 486 10700 15.9 16.4 7.4 7.4 250
Upgraded 551 525 14.7 15.0 16.0 10.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
660 320 268 246 202 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 370 < 250 < 380 > 410

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural660 km/h
Gear320 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB522 → 631 Sl icon.png
RB1 039 → 1 256 Sl icon.png
SB1 255 → 1 517 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications8 480 Rp icon.png
9 560 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost640 Ge icon.png
Crew training4 500 Sl icon.png
Experts16 000 Sl icon.png
Aces180 Ge icon.png
Research Aces190 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 80 / 160 % Sl icon.png
118 / 118 / 118 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
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65 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
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Cost:
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
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80 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
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80 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
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220 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition2 800 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min
Main article: Browning (7.7 mm)

The Hurricane Mk I/L (Sweden) is armed with:

  • 8 x 7.7 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (350 rpg = 2,800 total)

Usage in battles

Due to your mediocre armament and poor flight characteristics, the Hurricane Mk I/L can be utilized as a support fighter. Due to the aircraft's decent speed at it's battle rating, you may use boom and zoom tactics or simple rate fights to gain an upper hand against your enemy. Do not engage in prolonged dog fights as you will quickly bleed your energy and your lack of aileron input is unable to keep up in a fight.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 8 x 7.7mm MG are quite beginner-friendly to practice aim
  • Excels at low-speed dogfighting, can effectively engage agile planes like Ki-43
  • Also capable of Boom & Zoom tactics against energy fighters like Bf 109E
  • Tracer belts are mostly made up of incendiary ammunition, which easily sets enemy planes on fire
  • Great for simulator: clear view over the nose and is stable in a turn

Cons:

  • Rifle-calibre machine gun has low damage against robust targets like F4U, Ju-88
  • Only has 2,800 bullets, so careful shot placement is crucial in realistic and simulator battles
  • Combat flaps will rip at relatively low speeds (>270 km/h)
  • Slow level flight speed compared to other aircraft like Bf 109 F, Ki-61
  • Extremely poor roll rate
  • Rather irresponsive rudder input
  • Aircraft instruments use the imperial system, rendering them useless to non-Americans if the game hud disappears

History

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See also

Related development

External links

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Hawker Aircraft Limited
Biplane fighters 
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Scout plane  Osprey Mk IV
Piston fighters 
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Tempest Mk II
Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Jet fighters 
Hunter  Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9
Sea Hawk  Sea Hawk FGA.6
Harrier  Harrier GR.1 · Harrier GR.3
Export  ▄Hurricane Mk I/L · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB
  ◄Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ◘Hunter F.6 · ◌Hunter F.58 · J34 · AV-8A · AV-8C
Captured  ▀Tempest Mk V
See Also  Fokker

Sweden fighters
ASJA  J6B
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J9 Early · J11 · J20 · J26 David · J26
Finland 
VL  Mörkö-Morane · VL Myrsky II · VL Pyörremyrsky
(NL) Fokker  ▄Fokker D.XXI-3 · ▄Fokker D.XXI
(DE) Messerschmitt  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-6 Erla · ▄Bf 109 G-6
Other  ▄B-239 · ▄Hurricane Mk I/L