hawker | engleski leksikon

1. hawker


ETYM Cf. AS. hafecere. Related to Hawk.
One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a salesperson.
British aircraft manufacturers. The Hawker Hurricane was the first monoplane fighter to be adopted by the RAF and made up 60% of the RAF’s fighter strength during the Battle of Britain.
The Hawker Typhoon was originally designed as a fighter but became the outstanding ground attack machine of the war. It made its reputation in Normandy 1944 when it was equipped with eight rockets and proved highly successful at destroying German tanks attempting to reach the D-Day beachheads. The Tempest, an improved Typhoon, was ideal for destroying V-1 flying bombs and also proved itself a superb fighter over Normandy.

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