While slower and less agile than the Spitfire, one of the Hurricane’s saving graces was that it was known to hold up better against enemy fire. In the Battle of Britain, they helped provide cover for the Spitfires, taking the brunt of the damage as the Spitfires moved in for the kill
The vast majority of the material we use from the most WWII Hurricane is from the wooden propeller.
The Hurricane propellers are made from a high density wood consisting of many thin layers of birch wood impregnated with phenolic resin and compressed to make a high-density and high strength material, this construction method they called Jablo and made the propellers incredibly strong.
We are fortunate in the past years in finding and knowing a few individuals and organisations where we sauce our propellers, please also note we only ever buy propellers with serial numbers on so we can be sure of the aircraft and we only ever use damaged or rotten propellers and never cut up a complete propeller.