New book celebrates the forgotten star of the Battle of Britain.

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AE977 in the colours of Battle of Britain Hurricane P3886.<br />
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 Last of the Few - A photographer's stunning new book is a tribute to the last Hawker Hurricane's - the true workhorse of the Battle of Britain.<br />
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Only 13 WW2 Hurricanes are still airworthy today, compared to over 60 of their more glamorous counterpart the Spitfire.<br />
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But during the Battle of Britain there were in fact twice as many Hurricane's as Spitfires taking on Hitlers Luftwaffe in the skies over southern England.<br />
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The Hurricane may be viewed as less glamorous than the Spitfire, but these stunning photographs reveal just how majestic it was in full flight.<br />
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Photographer John Dibbs has got up close and personal to the legendary fighter planes in order to capture them like never before.<br />
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His 10 year quest for surviving Hurricanes took him all over the world and he photographed them in England, France, the United States and New Zealand.<br />
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Using the skill and experience of highly experienced RAF and civilian pilots, Mr Dibbs was able to fly to within 15ft of some of the last remaining Hurricanes - with breath-taking results.<br />
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There was a fair degree of skill involved as he took the photos from the canopy of a Second World War trainer aircraft which was travelling at 200mph while confronting wind blast.<br />
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The thrilling photos were taken for an a definitive history of the Hurricane which is told by Mr Dibbs and aviation historians Tony Holmes and Gordon Riley in their new book Hurricane, Hawker's Fighter Legend.