As its namesake was for the RAF during the Battle of Britain, the HURRICANE® chest rig is the workhorse of the DIRECT ACTION® line.
The HURRICANE® is a split front, full size, hybrid chest rig with fixed, integral magazine pouches for maximum weight reduction. The HURRICANE® can be used in regular, stand-alone mode and can also be attached to the Direct Action® SPITFIRE® plate carrier with a separate attachment kit.
- Proprietary laser-cut laminate, Cordura® 500D and softshell construction
- Integrated, adjustable magazine pouches, will fit: 8 x AR type, 4 x AK type or 4 x SR type magazines
- Fixed external pouches: two silent adjustable pouches, sealed zippered pouch and Velcro flap pouch for quick access items
- Flat inner pockets in each chest panel
- Low profile, adjustable harness with slots for PTT and additional accessories attachment
- Reinforced drag handle incorporated into harness design
- Body armor interface via buckles and additionally stabilized with Velcro adapters
- Antenna / cable routing loops
- 9 PALS slots on the sides for radio, medical or utility pockets, horizontal PALS slots under ammo pouches for tourniquets, pistol magazine pouches, etc.
The Hawker Hurricane was a single-seat fighter aircraft designed during the 1930s for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire in the popular memory of the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane actually accounted for 60% of the RAF’s air victories in that battle. Of all Hurricane squadrons in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron was the highest scoring. During the duration of the Second World War, the RAF contained a total of 16 Polish fighter squadrons.
Polish 303 Squadron pilots in front of one of the squadron’s Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, summer 1940.