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Old 9th January 2007, 18:32
Graham Boak Graham Boak is offline
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Re: Soviet Hurricanes - where, when, ...?

Not disrepect at all. The number had been asked for, promised, and Stalin would have been sharply critical had deliveries fallen short. The Hurricane was still in use by the RAF at this time, and remained in use until the end of the war (and until 1946).

Had the Russians used their 100 octane fuel in the Hurricane the performances wouldn't have been so disappointing.

Opening the second front (you mean, apart from the fighting in Italy and Burma and the Pacific?) earlier than 1944 simply could not have been successfully done before 1944 - the transport wasn't there. Even after allowing for the merchant shipping lost supplying Russia.
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