Kosciuszko Hurricane Mk I

Unit Card:

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Set - Number

Angels 20 - 19/31

History:

Vergilius
Although overshadowed in popular imagination by the Spitfire, the single-seater Hawker Hurricane was the backbone of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, and accounted for over 60% of the RAF’s total kills. It served in all major theaters of the war, and as such is a prime unit to be represented in the game, through many different nations and many different pilot skill levels. First ordered for production in 1936, the Hurricane underwent several variants throughout the war and was adapted to many rolls beyond that of a fighter interceptor. Some 14,000 Hurricanes were produced. As a fighter, the Hurricane was slower than the Spitfire and Bf109E, though it could outturn both of them. And despite its performance deficiencies, it could still destroy a Bf109E with well-placed ordinance.

Reviews:

Vergilius
The Hurricane excels in a turning fight, and thus has a turn score of 5. It has an adequate roll score of 4. Unfortunately, it has a mediocre Climb score, though not one so abysmal that the Hurricane couldn’t climb at all. If you need to climb, you should consider using climbing status for the +4 boost. The dive score of 2 has so far in play experience proved a negligible weakness. The Hurricane had a sturdy frame with a reputation for ruggedness, and this is reflected in its relatively high vital score of 7, while having 3 armor and 3 hits are fairly standard for any aircraft that you plan on using frequently. The gunnery score of 6-4-2 is enough to get the job done and is the same as the Spitfire’s gunnery score, though you’ll want to be at range 1 or 2 most of the time. The Hurricane is a slower aircraft, moving only 2-3 hexes at normal speed and having a Hi Speed of only 4. You’ll want to carefully maneuver the Hurricanes to avoid giving the opponent too many shots before you can get into position. The Kosciuszko does not fit at all well into 100 point fleets, but at point levels slightly above or below 100 points, the Kosciuszko can more easily be mixed into the UK air builds.

Plastic Figure Notes:

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