Latvia Still Hasn’t Received An Order of Hurricane Fighters From Great Britain And It’s Been 75 Years!
The Hawker Hurricane was a popular fighter jet and had a long operational life. While the fighter jet was lightweight, it was usually exported out of the country to others. They were easy to construct and maintain even though they were bulky.
In 1939, Latvia had ordered 30 of these fighter jets from Great Britain. They had even paid for them! But since the start of the Second World War that September, Latvia never received them.
The typical sizes of these hurricane fighter jets were 32 feet long and 40 feet wide at the wingspan. They could only harbor one man in each jet. Their maximum speed was 340 mph and could go 600 miles up to 36,000 feet.
Since the beginning of the Hawker Hurricanes, over 14,500 were built but only 13 today are in good enough condition to preserve. They reside in air museums around the world.