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BATTLE OF BRITAIN

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

  •  We investigate the impact science and technology had on the outcome of the battle.

  •  What construction system made the Hurricane a more battle resilient than any other fighter?

  •  How effective was the gun placement and firing rate on inflicting damage to enemy aircraft?

  •  How did the variable pitch propeller, introduced just before the battle, make a crucial difference?

  •  How did the radio transmit a beacon signal allowing fighters to be directed during the battle?

This interactive session allows students to thoroughly examine all major parts of the aircraft and discover how design and technology influenced 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.

  • We will look 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.