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Hurricane Collection

"Hurricane: A Powerful Force of Nature and Iconic Aircraft" In the world of aviation

Background imageHurricane Collection: Prior to Coltishalls At Home day

Prior to Coltishalls At Home day on the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, September 1960. Six generations of RAF fighters line up together

Background imageHurricane Collection: British aircraft camouflage, 1941

British aircraft camouflage, 1941
British aircraft camouflage, showing how the colours appear to merge into their surroundings, 1941. Date: 1941. Aircraft include Blenheim Bomber, Hudson Bomber, Wellington Bomber, Skua Bomber

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane IIC Z3778

Hawker Hurricane IIC Z3778
Hawker Hurricane IIC, Z3778

Background imageHurricane Collection: Spitfire P7350, flies alongside Hurricane LF363

Spitfire P7350, flies alongside Hurricane LF363
Spitfire P7350 (front) flies alongside Hurricane LF363 (back). P7350 (Mk IIa) is the oldest airworthy Spitfire in the world

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1939

Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1939
Diagram illustration of a British Hawker Hurricane Fighter, able to fly at a height of 35, 000 feet, with a 600 mile range and eight fixed Browning guns, firing 250 rounds in 10 seconds

Background imageHurricane Collection: Empire Air Day Poster

Empire Air Day Poster
A poster for the Empire Air Day on Saturday 20th May 1939 at Warmwell near Dorchester. The Hawker Hurricane planes played a key role in attack and defence during WW2

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865 / G-AMAU

Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865 / G-AMAU
Hawker Hurricane IIC, PZ865/G-AMAU, The Last of the Many!, the final production Hurricane

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins wearing his trademark fedora at the 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters

Alex Higgins wearing his trademark fedora at the 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters
Snooker - Benson and Hedges Masters 1981 Wembley Conference Centre Tournament winner Alex Higgins with his lucky hat. He defeated Terry Griffiths 9-6

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins and world champion Steve Davis pictured during a break in play during the Northern Ireland professional snooker classic at the Ulster

Background imageHurricane Collection: Six generations of RAF fighters line up together

Six generations of RAF fighters line up together on the tarmac. Hawker Hurricane IIC, LF363; Supermarine Spitfire PRXIX, PM631; Gloster Meteor F8, WL164; Hawker Hunter F6

Background imageHurricane Collection: SOUTH CAROLINA: HURRICANE. A hurricane on the coast of Charleston, South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA: HURRICANE. A hurricane on the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, near the Hotel Fort Sumter. Photograph, mid 20th century

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final

Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final
Alex Higgins (N. Ireland) vs Terry Griffiths (Wales) Benson and Hedges Masters Final, 1981 Wembley Conference Centre Higgins won the match 9-6 Credit: Colorsport

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins snooker player during a maych drinking pint of beer

Alex Higgins snooker player during a maych drinking pint of beer

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final

Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final
Alex Higgins (N. Ireland) vs Terry Griffiths (Wales) Benson and Hedges Masters Final, 1981 Wembley Conference Centre Higgins won the match 9-6 Credit: Colorsport

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final

Alex Higgins, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final
Alex Higgins (N. Ireland) vs Terry Griffiths (Wales) Benson and Hedges Masters Final, 1981 Wembley Conference Centre Higgins won the match 9-6 Credit: Colorsport

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hurricane Mitch

Hurricane Mitch. Coloured three-dimensional computer image, based on satellite data, of Hurricane Mitch (white cloud swirl, upper right). Mountainous areas of Central America (green) are brown

Background imageHurricane Collection: Indian Ocean Mauritius

Indian Ocean Mauritius
Bird s-eye view of the harbour of Port Louis before a third of the town was destroyed this year by a hurricane

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hurricane Epsilon, ISS image

Hurricane Epsilon, ISS image
Hurricane Epsilon. International Space Station (ISS) image of hurricane Epsilon over the central Atlantic Ocean on 3rd December 2005

Background imageHurricane Collection: 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final

1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final
Alex Higgins (N. Ireland) vs Terry Griffiths (Wales) Benson and Hedges Masters Final, 1981 Wembley Conference Centre Higgins won the match 9-6 Credit: Colorsport

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane PZ865

Hawker Hurricane PZ865
circa 1970: The Hawker Hurricane PZ865 speeds through the clouds. It was the the last Hurricane ever built, in 1944, hence the inscription The Last of the Many. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins at the table, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final

Alex Higgins at the table, 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters Final
Snooker - Benson and Hedges Masters Final 1981 - Wembley Alex Higgins on his way to a 9-6 victory in the Final against Terry Griffiths

Background imageHurricane Collection: American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary

American and British members of the Air Transport Auxiliary in front of a Hawker Hurricane. From left: Virginia Farr, New Jersey; Louise Dutch Schuuman, New York; Helen Ritchie

Background imageHurricane Collection: Goodwood Revival Battle of

Goodwood Revival Battle of
Goodwood Revival

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane prototype K5083 in the air

Hawker Hurricane prototype K5083 in the air
Hawker Hurricane prototype, K5083, in the air

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane IID

Hawker Hurricane IID

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane, LF363

Hawker Hurricane, LF363

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane I, V7826

Hawker Hurricane I, V7826

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hurricane & Spitfire

Hurricane & Spitfire
A Spitfire and a Hurricane, World War Two aeroplanes, at an air show

Background imageHurricane Collection: Cyclone, Galveston 1900

Cyclone, Galveston 1900
Galveston, Texas, is devastated by a severe storm

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865

Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865
Hawker Hurricane IIC, PZ865, The Last of the Many!, the final production Hurricane, is rolled out of the Hawker factory at Langley in 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageHurricane Collection: EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE, 1759. The lighthouse at Eddystone, England, rebuilt by John Smeaton in 1759

EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE, 1759. The lighthouse at Eddystone, England, rebuilt by John Smeaton in 1759. Line engraving, French, 19th century

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane I, W9232

Hawker Hurricane I, W9232

Background imageHurricane Collection: Flight Lieut. Nicholson winning the Victoria Cross; Second W

Flight Lieut. Nicholson winning the Victoria Cross; Second W
Illustration showing Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicholson shooting down a Messerschmitt 110 fighter-bomber over Southampton on 16th August 1940

Background imageHurricane Collection: Sunset with dramatic rain clouds during hurricane season. Dominica, West Indies

Sunset with dramatic rain clouds during hurricane season. Dominica, West Indies. September 2019

Background imageHurricane Collection: A tattered U. S. flag damaged in Hurricane Harvey, flies in Conroe, Texas

A tattered U. S. flag damaged in Hurricane Harvey, flies in Conroe, Texas
A tattered U.S. flag damaged in Hurricane Harvey, flies in Conroe, Texas, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageHurricane Collection: High waves hit the shore at Heng Fa Chuen, a residental district near the waterfront

High waves hit the shore at Heng Fa Chuen, a residental district near the waterfront, as Typhoon Mangkhut slams Hong Kong, China September 16, 2018

Background imageHurricane Collection: Palm trees sway in the wind prior to the arrival of the Hurricane Irma in Caibarien

Palm trees sway in the wind prior to the arrival of the Hurricane Irma in Caibarien, Cuba, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hurricane Mark II & Spitfire over Blackpool

Hurricane Mark II & Spitfire over Blackpool
Part of a series of images captured during a two day period spent with the Royal Air Forces Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which is based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire

Background imageHurricane Collection: Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales & Catherine Middleton

Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales & Catherine Middleton
Buckingham Palace, London. Image shows the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight passing overhead the Mall and the Royal Couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Background imageHurricane Collection: A Hawker Hurricane on the ground, with a Puma hovering overhead whilst a winchman

A Hawker Hurricane on the ground, with a Puma hovering overhead whilst a winchman is lowered to the ground, during an air display at IWM Duxford in 2001

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hurricane at Madras, India: wrecks on the beach

Hurricane at Madras, India: wrecks on the beach Date: 1872

Background imageHurricane Collection: World famous snooker star Irishman Alex Higginss new home in Prestbury, Cheshire

World famous snooker star Irishman Alex Higginss new home in Prestbury, Cheshire. 19th December 1985

Background imageHurricane Collection: The normally quiet cul-de-sac in the Manchester suburb of Cheadle is a hive of activity

The normally quiet cul-de-sac in the Manchester suburb of Cheadle is a hive of activity these days. Since Alex Hurricane Higgins won the championship on May 16

Background imageHurricane Collection: Terry Griffiths Snooker and Alex Higgins during a Snooker match both in their seats

Terry Griffiths Snooker and Alex Higgins during a Snooker match both in their seats smoking

Background imageHurricane Collection: Alex Higgins playing shot with broken leg

Alex Higgins playing shot with broken leg

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Sea Hurricane

Hawker Sea Hurricane
Royal-Navy Rn Hawker Hurricane Landing on an Aircraft Carrier with Arrester-Hook Deployed Date: 1940s

Background imageHurricane Collection: Blackpool battered by storms on 18 January 2007

Blackpool battered by storms on 18 January 2007. The storms that day killed 13 people across the UK in hurricane force winds. January 2007

Background imageHurricane Collection: Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1938

Hawker Hurricane Fighter, 1938. The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly produced by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for the Royal Air Force



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"Hurricane: A Powerful Force of Nature and Iconic Aircraft" In the world of aviation, the Hawker Hurricane IIC Z3778 takes center stage as it prepares for Coltishall's At Home day. This British aircraft, adorned in its striking 1941 camouflage, showcases the resilience and strength that defined this legendary fighter. As Empire Air Day approaches, a captivating poster featuring the Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865 / G-AMAU captures the attention of aviation enthusiasts. Its sleek design and powerful presence remind us of the incredible feats achieved by this iconic aircraft. Meanwhile, in an entirely different arena, snooker legends Alex Higgins and Steve Davis engage in a thrilling match during November '81. Just like a hurricane gathering momentum, their skills clash with intensity on the green baize. Amidst all these moments of excitement, another historic aircraft joins our narrative - Spitfire P7350 gracefully flies alongside Hurricane LF363. These two fighters from different eras stand side by side as symbols of bravery and innovation. Returning to Alex Higgins - known for his flamboyant style both on and off the snooker table - he dons his trademark fedora at the 1981 Benson & Hedges Masters tournament. With every shot he takes, he unleashes a storm-like force that captivates audiences worldwide. Speaking of storms, we shift our focus to South Carolina where hurricanes wreak havoc along Charleston's coast. In this mid-20th-century photograph near Hotel Fort Sumter, we witness nature's own version of chaos unfolding before our eyes. Yet amidst destruction lies beauty; just like how six generations of RAF fighters line up together showcasing their evolution over time. From humble beginnings in 1939 to becoming formidable forces in aerial combat – each generation represents progress fueled by determination, and are not merely weather phenomena or airplanes; they embody power beyond measure – whether it be through natural disasters or the indomitable spirit of individuals like Alex Higgins.