Build the fighter that won the Battle of Britain

Each part of the Hurricane tells its own story. Our range of Battle of Britain sessions perfectly complement your class work, leading to deeper exploration and greater understanding of this vital part of history.

Option 1 : STEM and History

  • Investigate the impact that science and technology had on the outcome of the battle.
  • What construction system made the Hurricane more battle resilient than any other fighter.
  • How effective the gun placement and firing rate were on inflicting damage to enemy aircraft.
  • How the variable pitch propeller introduced just before the battle made a crucial difference.
  • How the radio transmitted a beacon signal allowing fighters to be effectively controlled.

This interactive session allows students to thoroughly examine all major parts of the aircraft and learn in a new and exciting way, how design and technology made all the difference in the theatre of air combat.

Option 2: History

We can tell it all. The whole story of the Battle of Britain during the summer of 1940.

  • Looking at the events that led up to the battle.
  • Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the RAF and Luftwaffe.
  • Learning about key figures and personnel that played a role in the battle.
  • Understanding how tactics, strategy and fortune all played a decisive role.
  • Exploring how the famous “few” were supported by the many.

The model forms the centrepiece of this exciting interactive presentation. By the end of the session, everyone will have a superb understanding and knowledge of those vital summer months. The next time they see a Spitfire or Hurricane fly overhead, they will appreciate what these magnificent machines did for our country.

 

 

 

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