THAT spar repairs were indeed needed, and not only for repairing damage caused by bullets, shells and “flak”, is evidenced by the fact that on one occasion a Hurricane had the bottom boom of the front spar severed when it flew into a balloon cable. Fortunately, the cable broke and the pilot succeeded in flying the aero‐plane back to his station. The wing was satisfactorily repaired at Hawker's Homewood works; some idea of the extent of the damage will be gained from FIG. 11.
Whittingham, E.C. and Garrett, G.D.S. (1946), "Hawker Experience in Structural Repairs: Some Lessons Gained from Dealing with Wartime Damage to Fighter Aeroplanes", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 18 No. 12, pp. 427-433. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031452
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