File:Hawker Hurricanes at Lille-Seclin - Royal Air Force 1939-1945 Fighter Command C460.jpg

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English: Royal Air Force 1939-1945- Fighter Command
Ground staff play with a ball next to a No 85 Squadron Hurricane at Lille-Seclin, November 1939. Note the fabric-covered outer wings characteristic of early-production aircraft. These were initially chosen to ensure a faster rate of production, but were soon substituted for stressed-skin metal wings. Visible also is the Watts fixed-pitch wooden propeller and the gas detection patch painted below the cockpit.
Date between 1939 and 1945
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1939-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1945-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph C 460 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Author Royal Air Force official photographer, Hensser, H (Mr)
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Part of Air Ministry Second World War Official Collection
  • Associated people and organisations
    Royal Air Force, 85 Squadron
  • Associated places
    Seclin, Nord, France, Lille, Nord, France
  • Associated events
    Second World War
  • Associated themes
    Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Fighter Command
  • Associated keywords
    aviation, Technology
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