Prototype Aircraft
The Hawker F.36/34 "Interceptor Monoplane" Hurricane

K5083 One Prototype aircraft.

Designed and built to Air Ministry specification F.36/34, as modified by provisions of F.5/34, and ordered under contract No. 357483/34 from Hawker Aircraft Limited, Kingston. This aircraft was first flown by P. W. S. Bulman on the 6th November, 1935. It was powered by a 1,025 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin "C" engine, driving a Watts two-blade fixed pitch wooden propeller, the aircraft was without armament, and weighed 5,416 lbs. There were evaluation handling and performance trials held at A. & A. E. E., R. A. E., and Rolls-Royce Limited, 1936. Eight Colt Browning machine guns were fitted and flown in August of 1936. Service trials held at Martlesham Heath commenced in March of 1936, first flight was by Flight Sergeant. S. Wroath on the 16th March, 1936. K5083 was allocated as a Ground Instruction Airframe, and allotted the R. A. F. maintenance serial 1211M, during May 1939. The aircraft was finally taken on charge by Hawkers and said to have remained airworthy until 1942.

Block 1, First Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range L1547 - L2146 600 Aircraft

Built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd., of Kingston and Brooklands, to specification 15/36 under contract No. 527112/36. The first 430 aircraft were manufactured with fabric covered wings; the remaining 170 with metal covered wings, some aircraft later re-fitted with metal wings at Maintenance Units within the R.A.F. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 15th December, 1937, and were completed on 6th October, 1939. L1547 was first flown on 12th October, 1937.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
South African Air Force - 7 aircraft. Yugoslav Air Force - 12 aircraft.
Royal Canadian Air Force - 20 aircraft. Belgian AIr Force - 20 aircraft.
Turkish Air Force - 22 aircraft. Rumanian Air Force - 12 aircraft.
Iranian Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Development Aircraft :-
L1695 - Arrmament L1702 - First with Merlin III engine.
L1884 - (RCAF 321) Hillson FH40 slip-wing Hurricane. L1980 - First with Variable Pitch airscrew.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 4 aircraft. To Mk. II and re-serialled - 13 aircraft.
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 76 aircraft. L1606 to G-AFKX
Block 2, Second Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range N2318 - N2367 (50), N2380 - N2409 (30), N2422 - N2441 (20), N2453 - N2502 (50), N2520 - N2559 (40), N2582 - N2631 (50), N2645 - N2674 (30), N2700 - N2729 (30) - Total 300

Built by Hawker Aircraft Limited, Kingston and Brooklands, to Contract No. 751458/38. Aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III engines driving Rotol or De-Havilland three blade propellers. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 29th September, 1939 and were completed on the 1st May, 1940. The average rate of production was one-two aircraft per day. Most aircraft fought with R.A.F. squadrons in Battle of France, and Battle of Britain. Numerous aircraft were later converted to Sea Hurricane IA, and to Mk. IIA. Twelve aircraft were shipped to Yugoslavia, these aircraft were replaced on R.A.F. contract, some aircraft were tropicalised and dispatched to the Middle East late in 1940. Airframes Up to N2422 were completed with fabric covered wings and from airframe N2423 with metal covered wings.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Yugoslav Air Force - 12 aircraft. Finnish Air Force - 8 aircraft.
Turkish Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 6 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 15 aircraft.
Block 1/G, First Gloster Produced Block
Serial Range P2535 - P2584 (50), P2614 - P2653 (40), P2672 - P2701 (30), P2713 - P2732 (20), P2751 - P2770 (20), P2792 - P2836 (45), P2854 - P2888 (35), P2900 - P2924 (25), P2946 - P2995 (50), P3020 - P3069 (50), P3080 - P3124 (45), P3140 - P3179 (40), P3200 - P3234 (35), P3250 - P3264 (15) - Total 500

First batch of 500 Mk. I Hurricanes Built by Gloster Aircraft Company Limited, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, to Contract No. 962371/38/C.23a. Aircraft were powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III engines. Aircraft deliveries commenced in November, 1939 and were completed by April 1940, the average rate of production was three aircraft per day. Majority of these aircraft fought with R.A.F. squadrons in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. Numerous aircraft were converted to Sea Hurricane IA, Hurricane IIA and IIB; some of these being shipped to Russia in 1941. Up to airframe P2681 were completed with 2 blade Watts propeller, from airframe P2682 completed with 3 blade Rotol propellers. The first 100 aircraft were fitted with TR9D wireless, and the remainder were fitted with TR1133 wireless.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Irish Air Corps- 1 aircraft. South African Air Force - 11 aircraft.
Free French Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 27 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 12 aircraft.
To Mk. II and re-serialled - 19 aircraft.
Block 3, Third Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range P3265 - P3279 (15), P3300 - P3324 (25), P3345 - P3364 (20), P3380 - P3429 (50), P3448 - P3492 (45), P3515 - P3554 (40), P3574 - P3623 (50), P3640 - P3684 (45), P3700 - P3739 (40), P3755 - P3789 (35), P3802 - P3836 (35), P3854 - P3903 (50), P3920 - P3944 (25), P3960 - P3984 (25), P8809 - P8818 (10), R2680 - R2689 (10), T9519 - T9538 (20), W6667 - W6670 (4) Total 544

The third production batch of 544 aircraft, this included 44 replacement aircraft for operational attrition. Built by Hawker Aircraft Limited, Kingston, Brooklands, and Langley, to Contract 962371/38. Powered by Rolls- Royce Merlin III engines. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 21st February, 1940, and were completed on the 20th July, 1940. The average rate of production was three-four aircraft per day. The majority of these aircraft served with R.A.F. squadrons during the Battle Of France, and the Battle Of Britain. Many aircraft were subsequently converted to Sea Hurricane Mk. IA/Mk. IIA/Mk. IIB some aircraft were shipped to Russia late in 1941. Many aircraft were also tropicalised and shipped to the Mediterranean and Middle East from late 1940. P3269 was the prototype Hurricane Mark II with a Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Irish Air Corps- 1 aircraft. South African Air Force - 2 aircraft.
Persian Air Force - 1 aircraft. S. Rhodesian Air Force - 1 aircraft
To USAAF in the UK - 1 aircraft
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 33 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 20 aircraft.
To Mk. II and re-serialled - 19 aircraft.
Block 1/C, First C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range P5170 - P5209 (40)

First production batch of 40 aircraft by the Canadian Car & Foundry Company (CCF), Montreal, built during 1939-1940. Aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin II's and III's, with either Watts two blade fixed pitch, or De-Havilland three blade variable pitch propellers. All the aircraft were shipped to Britain between February and August 1940, they served with R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. squadrons during the Battle Of Britain. These aircraft were not officially designated Mk. X but stayed as Canadian Hurricane Mk. I because of the British built engines that they employed.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Irish Air Corps- 1 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 6 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 4 aircraft.
To Mk. II and re-serialled - 5 aircraft.
Block 2/G, Second Gloster Produced Block
Serial Range R4074 - R4123 (50), R4171 - R4200 (30), R4213 - R4232 (20) Total 100

The second production batch of 100 aircraft manufactured by Gloster Aircraft Co., Brockworth. To contract 19773/39/23a. Aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III's, with either Watts two blade fixed pitch, or De-Havilland three blade variable pitch propellers. All aircraft delivered between May 1940 and July 1940, average rate of production 2-3 aircraft per day. All aircraft manufactured with metal wings, most aircraft serving with the R.A.F. during the Battle Of Britain.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
South African Air Force - 3 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 8 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 3 aircraft.
To Mk. II and re-serialled - 3 aircraft.
Block 3/G, Third Gloster Produced Block
Serial Range V6533 - V6582 (50) Mk. I, V6600 - V6649 (50) Mk. I, V6665 - V6704 (40) Mk. I, V6722 - V6761 (40) Mk. I, V6776 - V6825 (50) Mk. I, V6840 - V6889 (50) Mk. I, V6913 - V6962 (50) Mk. I, V6979 - V7028 (50) Mk. I, V7042 - V7081 (40) Mk. I, V7099 - V7138 (40) Mk. I, V7156 - V7195 (40) Mk. I, W9110 - W9159 (50) Mk. I, W9170 - W9209 (40) Mk. I, W9215 - W9244 (30) Mk. I, W9260 - W9279 (20) Mk. I, W9290 - W9329 (40) Mk. I, W9340 - W9359 (20) Mk. I, Z4022 - Z4071 (50) Mk. I, Z4085 - Z4119 (35) Mk. I, Z4161 - Z4205 (45) Mk. I, Z4223 - Z4272 (50) Mk. I, Z4308 - Z4327 (20) Mk. I, Z4347 - Z4391 (45) Mk. I, Z4415 - Z4434 (20) Mk. I, Z4482 - Z4516 (35) Mk. I, Z4532 - Z4581 (50) Mk. I, Z4603 - Z4652 (50) Mk. I, Z4686 - Z4720 (35) Mk. I, Z4760 - Z4809 (50) Mk. I, Z4832 - Z4876 (45) Mk. I, Z4920 - Z4939 (20) Mk. I, Z4940 - Z4969 (30) Mk. IIA, Z4987 - Z4989 (3) Mk. IIA, Z4990 - Z5006 (17) Mk. IIB, Z5038 - Z5087 (50) Mk. IIB, Z5117 - Z5161 (45) Mk. IIB, Z5202 - Z5236 (35) Mk. IIB, Z5252 - Z5271 (20) Mk. IIB, Z5302 - Z5351 (50) Mk. IIB, Z5376 - Z5395 (20) Mk. IIB, Z5434 - Z5483 (50) Mk. IIB, Z5529 - Z5563 (35) Mk. IIB, Z5580 - Z5629 (50) Mk. IIB, Z5649 - Z5693 (45) Mk. IIB - Total 1,700

Third production batch of 1,700 aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft Co, to contract 85730/40/23a. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III or Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines, driving Rotol or De-Havilland three blade variable pitch propellers. Aircraft delivered between July 1940 and August 1941, average rate of production 4-5 aircraft per day.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Russian Air Force - 1 aircraft. Loaned to USAAF - 2 aircraft
Irish Air Corps - 4 aircraft Royal Egyptian Air Force - 2 aircraft
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 139 aircraft. Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 53 aircraft.
To Mk. II and re-serialled - 29 aircraft. Mk. II shipped to Russia - 18 aircraft
Block 4, Fourth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range V7200 - V7209 (10), V7221 - V7260 (40), V7276 - V7318 (43), V7337 - V7386 (50), V7400 - V7446 (47), V7461 - V7510 (50), V7533 - V7572 (40), V7588 - V7627 (40), V7644 - V7690 (47), V7705 - V7737 (33), V7741 - V7780 (40), V7795 - V7838 (44), V7851 - V7862 (12), AS987 - AS990 (4) Total 500

V7863 - V7900 (38), V7917 - V7956 (40), V7970 - V8000 (31), V8023 - V8068 (46), V8088 - V8127 (40) Total 195, Order cancelled aircraft not built.

Aircraft produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited at Langley. To Contract 62305/39, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III's. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 2nd July, 1940 and were completed on the 5th February, 1941. Average rate of production about two aircraft per day. The first 25 aircraft of this block were completed with fabric covered wings, but were later modified to metal wings at Maintenance Units, the remaining 475 aircraft completed with metal wings by manufacturer.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
South African Air Force - 8 aircraft. Royal Australian Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Royal Canadian Air Force - 1 aircraft. Irish AIr Corps - 4 aircraft.
Development Aircraft :-
V7480 - Used in towed fighter experiements by Flight Refuelling Ltd., beginning in March, 1941.
Conversions :-
Sea Hurricane - 40 aircraft. To Mk. II and re-serialled - 7 aircraft.
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 13 aircraft.
Block 5, Fifth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range Z2308 - Z2357 (50), Z2382 - Z2426 (45), Z2446 - Z2465 (20), Z2479 - Z2528 (50), Z2560 - Z2594 (35), Z2624 - Z2643 (20), Z2661 - Z2705 (45), Z2741 - Z2775 (35), Z2791 - Z2840 (50), Z2882 - Z2931 (50), Z2959 - Z2993 (35), Z3017 - Z3036 (20), Z3050 - Z3099 (50), Z3143 - Z3187 (45), Z3221 - Z3270 (50), Z3310 - Z3359 (50), Z3385 - Z3404 (20), Z3421 - Z3470 (50), Z3489 - Z3523 (35), Z3554 - Z3598 (45), Z3642 - Z3691 (50), Z3740 - Z3784 (45), Z3826 - Z3845 (20), Z3885 - Z3919 (35), Z3969 - Z4018 (50) Total 1,000

This was the fifth production batch produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited, to contract 62305/39. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 14th January, 1941 and were completed by the 28th July, 1941, average rate of production was five aircraft per day.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Portugese Air Force - 4 aircraft. French Air Force - 4 aircraft.
Turkish Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Development Aircraft :-
Z2326 - Trials with two Rolls-Royce and Vickers 40mm anti-tank guns. Z2905 - Prototype Mk. IID, trials with 90 gallon underwing fitted ferry tanks.
Z3092/G - Trials with rocket projectiles. Z3687 - Trials AWA laminar flow wings.
Z2320/G - Armament trials. Z2326 - Armament trials.
Z2885 - Armament trials. Z3564 - Armament trials.
Z3919 - Armament trials.
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 13 aircraft. Z2340 - Broken up for spares before delivery to the R.A.F.
Block 2/C, Second C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range AE958 - AE977 (20), AF945 - AG344 (300), AG665 - AG684 (20) Total 340

This batch was originally allocated the following serials, but were re-allotted to fall in line with allocations to the British Purchasing Commission in the U. K.

BH732 - BH781 (50), BH797 - BH841 (45), BH885 - BH904 (20), BH921 - BH955 (35), BH968 - BH997 (30), BJ112 - BJ136 (25), BJ150 - BJ199 (50), BJ213 - BJ257 (45) Total 340

The second production block produced by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Fort William, Ontario, Canada. The first 20 aircraft arrived in Britain in June, 1940. Second delivery of 300 aircraft arrived between August, 1940 and April, 1941. The final 20 aircraft arriving in April, 1941. The first 320 aircraft were completed by the manufacturer with eight gun wings and powered by Packard Merlin 28 engines. Some aircraft re-fitted with Merlin XX engines thus becoming Mk. IIB and Mk. IIC standard aircraft. 11 aircraft were lost at sea en-route to the U.K. including AE971 - AE974.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Retaind in Canada for RCAF - 31 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 6 aircraft. To Mk. II and re-serialled - 7 aircraft.
Sea Hurricane - 22 aircraft.
Block 3/C, Third C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range AM270 - AM369 (100)

This batch was originally allocated the following serials, but were re-allotted to fall in line with allocations to the British Purchasing Commission in the U. K.

BJ284 - BJ323 (40), BJ332 - BJ351 (20), BJ369 - BJ408 (40), Total 100

The third production produced by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Fort William, Ontario, Canada. All aircraft manufactured with eight gun wings and powered by Packard Merlin 28 engines.

Block 6, Sixth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range BD696 - BD745 (50), BD759 - BD793 (35), BD818 - BD837 (20), BD855 - BD899 (45), BD914 - BD963 (50), BD980 - BD986 (7), BE105 - BE117 (13), BE130 - BE174 (45), BE193 - BE242 (50), BE274 - BE308 (35), BE323 - BE372 (50), BE394 - BE428 (35), BE468 - BE517 (50), BE546 - BE590 (45), BE632 - BE651 (20), BE667 - BE716 (50), BM898 - BM936 (39), BM947 - BM996 (50), BN103 - BN142 (40), BN155 - BN189 (35), BN203 - BN242 (40), BN265 - BN298 (34), BN311 - BN337 (27), BN346 - BN389 (44), BN399 - BN435 (37), BN449 - BN497 (49), BN512 - BN547 (36), BN559 - BN603 (45), BN624 - BN654 (31), BN667 - BN705 (39), BN719 - BN759 (41), BN773 - BN802 (30), BN818 - BN846 (29), BN859 - BN882 (24), BN896 - BN940 (45), BN953 - BN987 (35), Total 1,350

The sixth production batch of aircraft producrd by Hawker Aircraft Limited, at Langley, and Brooklands. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines. Aircraft were delivered between the 24th July, 1941 and the 18th March 1942. Average rate of production was 5-6 aircraft per day.

Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 2 aircraft.
Block 4/G, Fourth Gloster Produced Block
Serial Range BG674 - BG723 (50), BG737 - BG771 (35), BG783 - BG832 (50), BG844 - BG888 (45), BG901 - BG920 (20), BG933 - BG977 (45), BG990 - BG999 (10), BH115 - BH154 (40), BH167 - BH201 (35), BH215 - BH264 (50), BH277 - BH296 (20), BH312 - BH361 (50) Total 450

BH374 - BH408 (35), BH422 - BH471 (50), BH489 - BH508 (20), BH524 - BH568 (45), BH575 - BH614 (40), BH630 - BH664 (35), BH679 - BH723 (45) Total 270, Order cancelled 270 aircraft not built.

The fourth production block manufactured by Gloster Aircraft Limited at Brockworth, Gloucestershire. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines. The aircraft were delivered between September, 1941 and December, 1941. The average rate of production was 4-5 aircraft per day.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
South African Air Force - 1 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 1 aircraft.
Block 7, Seventh Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range BN988 - BN992 (5), BP109 - BP141 (33), BP154 - BP200 (47), BP217 - BP245 (29), BP259 - BP302 (44), BP316 - BP362 (47), BP378 - BP416 (39), BP430 - BP479 (50), BP493 - BP526 (34), BP538 - BP566 (29), BP579 - BP614 (36), BP628 - BP675 (48), BP692 - BP711 (20), BP734 - BP772 (39), HL544 - HL591 (48), HL603 - HL634 (32), HL654 - HL683 (30), HL698 - HL747 (50), HL767 - HL809 (43), HL828 - HL867 (40), HL879 - HL913 (35), HL925 - HL941 (17), HL953 - HL997 (45), HM110 - HM157 (48), HV275 - HV317 (43), HV333 - HV370 (38), HV396 - HV445 (50), HV468 - HV516 (49), HV534 - HV560 (27), HV577 - HV612 (36), HV634 - HV674 (41), HV696 - HV745 (50), HV768 - HV799 (32), HV815 - HV858 (44), HV873 - HV921 (49), HV943 - HV989 (47), HW115 - HW146 (32), HW167 - HW207 (41), HW229 - HW278 (50), HW291 - HW323 (33), HW345 - HW373 (29), HW399 - HW444 (46), HW467 - HW501 (35), HW533 - HW572 (40), HW596 - HW624 (29), HW651 - HW686 (36), HW713 - HW757 (45), HW779 - HW808 (30), HW834 - HW881 (48) Total 1,888

The seventh production batch of aircraft producrd by Hawker Aircraft Limited, at Langley, and Brooklands. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines. Aircraft were delivered betwwen the 17th March, 1942 and the 23rd November 1942. Average rate of production was 7-8 aircraft per day.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
South African Air Force - 4 aircraft. Turkish Air Force - 3 aircraft
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 12 aircraft. Sea Hurricane - 2 aircraft.
Block 8, Eighth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range KW696 - KW731 (36), KW745 - KW777 (33), KW791 - KW832 (42), KW846 - KW881 (36), KW893 - KW936 (44), KW949 - KW982 (34), KX101 - KX146 (46), KX161 - KX202 (42), KX220 - KX261 (42), KX280 - KX307 (28), KX321 - KX369 (49), KX382 - KX425 (44), KX452 - KX491 (40), KX521 - KX567 (47), KX579 - KX621 (43), KX691 - KX736 (46), KX749 - KX784 (36), KX796 - KX838 (43), KX851 - KX892 (42), KX922 - KX967 (46), KZ111 - KZ156 (46), KZ169 - KZ201 (33), KZ216 - KZ250 (35), KZ266 - KZ301 (36), KZ319 - KZ356 (38), KZ370 - KZ412 (43), KZ424 - KZ470 (47), KZ483 - KZ526 (44), KZ540 - KZ582 (43), KZ597 - KZ612 (16) Total 1,200

The eighth production batch by Hawker Aircraft Limited, at Brooklands, and Langley. To contract 62305/39/C/Va, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX and 27 engines. The aircraft were delivered between the 20th November, 1942 and the 19th April, 1943. Average rate of production 7-8 aircraft per day.

Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 12 aircraft. 60 aircraft diverted to Sea Hurricane production and re-serialled NF668 - NF703 (36) and NF716 - NF739 (24).
Block 9, Ninth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range KZ613 - KZ632 (20), KZ646 - KZ688 (43), KZ702 - KZ750 (49), KZ766 - KZ801 (36), KZ817 - KZ862 (46), KZ877 - KZ920 (44), KZ933 - KZ949 (17), LA101 - LA144 (44), LB542 - LB575 (34), LB588 - LB624 (37), LB639 - LB687 (49), LB707 - LB744 (38), LB769 - LB801 (33), LB827 - LB862 (36), LB873 - LB913 (41), LB927 - LB973 (47), LB986 - LB999 (14), LD100 - LD131 (32), LD157 - LD185 (29), LD199 - LD219 (21), LD232 - LD266 (35), LD287 - LD315 (29), LD334 - LD351 (18), LD369 - LD416 (48), LD435 - LD470 (36), LD487 - LD508 (22), LD524 - LD539 (16), LD577 - LD580 (4), LD594 - LD632 (39), LD651 - LD695 (45), LD723 - LD749 (27), LD772 - LD809 (38), LD827 - LD866 (40), LD885 - LD905 (21), LD931 - LD979 (49), LD993 - LD999 (7) Total 1,184

Ninth production batch by Hawker Aircraft Limted, at Brooklands, and Langley. To contract 62305/39Vb. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX and 27 engines. Aircraft were delivered between the 18th April, 1943 and the 29th September, 1943. The average rate of production was 6-7 aircraft per day.

Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 6 aircraft.
Block 10, Tenth Hawker Produced Block
Serial Range LE121 - LE146 (26), LE163 - LE183 (21), LE201 - LE214 (14), LE247 - LE273 (27), LE291 - LE309 (19), LE334 - LE368 (35), LE387 - LE405 (19), LE432 - LE449 (18), LE456 - LE484 (29), LE499 - LE535 (37), LE552 - LE593 (42), LE617 - LE665 (49), LE679 - LE713 (35), LE737 - LE769 (33), LE784 - LE816 (33), LE829 - LE867 (39), LE885 - LE925 (41), LE938 - LE966 (29), LE979 - LE999 (21), LF101 - LF135 (35), LF153 - LF184 (32), LF197 - LF237 (41), LF256 - LF298 (43), LF313 - LF346 (34), LF359 - LF405 (47), LF418 - LF435 (18), LF451 - LF482 (32), LF494 - LF516 (23), LF529 - LF542 (14), LF559 - LF601 (43), LF620 - LF660 (41), LF674 - LF721 (48), LF737 - LF774 (38), MW335 - MW373 (39), PG425 - PG456 (32), PG469 - PG499 (31), PG512 - PG554 (43), PG567 - PG610 (44), PZ730 - PZ778 (49), PZ791 - PZ835 (45), PZ848 - PZ865 (18) Total 1,357

Tenth production block by Hawker AIrcraft Limited, at Brooklands, and Langley. To contract 62305/39/Vc. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX, 24, and 27 engines. The aircraft were delivered between the 29th September, 1943 and the 24th May, 1944. The average rate of production was 5-6 aircraft per day.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Portugese Air Force - 3 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 79 aircraft.
Block 1/A, First Austin Produced Block
Serial Range AP516 - AP550 (35), AP564 - AP613 (50), AP629 - AP648 (20), AP670 - AP714 (45), AP732 - AP781 (50), AP801 - AP825 (25), AP849 - AP898 (50), AP912 - AP936 (25) Total 300

Single production block produced by The Austin Motor Company, at Longbridge, Birmingham. Produced during 1941, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines. All the aircraft in this batch with the exception of AP516, AP524, and AP530 were shipped to Russia.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. V
NL255

One prototype aircraft (plus two conversion to Mk. V standard of KX405, and KZ193), built as a joint project by Hawker Aircraft Limited/Rolls-Royce. Proposed as a low-atack Hurricane. Powered by a ground-boosted Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 engine. Proposed production order cancelled.

Block 4/C, Fourth C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range BW835 - BW884 (50)

Fourth production block by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Montral, Canada, during 1941. Powered by Packard Merlin 28 engines, driving Hamilton Standard propellers. Majority of this batch was shipped to Russia, but some aircraft were retained in Canada for R.C.A.F. use.

Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 79 aircraft.
Block 5/C, Fifth C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range BW885 - BW999 (115), BX100 - BX134 (35) Total 150

Fifth production batch by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Montral, Canada, during 1941-1942. Powered by Packard Merlin 28 engines, driving Hamilton Standard propellers.

Block 6/C, Sixth C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range JS219 - JS371 (153), JS374 - JS468 (95) Total 248

JS372 - JS373 (2) Order cancelled aircraft not built.

Sixth production batch by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Montral, Canada, during 1942. Powered by Packard Merlin 28 (Mk. XI), and Merlin 29 (Mk. XII), engines, driving Hamilton Standard propellers.

Re-allocation - as follows :-
Portugese Air Force - 4 aircraft.
Conversions :-
Instructional/Maintenance air frames - 1 aircraft. Sea Hurricane - 4 aircraft.
Block 7/C, Seventh C.C.F. Produced Block
Serial Range PJ660 - PJ695 (36), PJ711 - PJ758 (48), PJ779 - PJ813 (35), PJ842 - PJ872 (31) Total 150

Seventh and final production batch by Canadian Car & Foundry Company, Montral, Canada, during 1942-1943. Powered by Packard Merlin 29 engines, driving Hamilton Standard propellers.

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