A new exhibition shining a light on the Hawker Hurricane has opened at IWM Duxford.

Hurricane: Unsung Hero can be seen at the aviation museum in Cambridgeshire until February 19, 2023.

This new spotlight exhibition celebrates one of the Second World War’s most hard-working fighter aircraft.

After the success of IWM Duxford's Spitfire: Evolution of an Icon, the Hawker Hurricane take centre stage in the Conservation Hall in AirSpace.

Only 14 airworthy Hurricanes remain in the world and you can get up close to seven examples at Duxford, brought together under one roof for the first time.

Royston Crow: The Hurricane: Unsung Hero exhibition at IWM Duxford.The Hurricane: Unsung Hero exhibition at IWM Duxford. (Image: Gary Brown)

Often overlooked in favour of the Spitfire, the Hurricane accounted for 60 per cent of air victories in the Battle of Britain.

Highlights of the exhibition include a Hurricane MK1 veteran from the summer of 1940, the world’s only two-seater Hurricane, and a Sea Hurricane Mk1b which was received by No 880 Squadron, the first Fleet Air Arm Squadron to be equipped with Hurricanes.

The Hurricane: Unsung Hero exhibition is open to general admission visitors to IWM Duxford.

Visit www.iwm.org.uk/events/Hurricane-unsung-hero for more.