The Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter, and was the most numerous RAF fighter during the Battle of Britain. In 1940, more than half the German planes shot down were destroyed by Hurricanes. This book tells the story of its development and technical evolution, profusely illustrated with period b+w photographs and detailed colour photographs of surviving airframes, plus extracts from official manuals and 1/72nd scale plans of all versions, from the Mk.1 of 1936 to the Mk. IV of 1943. This work includes superb colour artwork illustrates the many camouflage schemes and markings found on operational Hurricanes; it features walk-around colour photographs and rare b+w archive photographs and documents. It is essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.