War Thunder developer Gaijin Entertainment has simply launched a brand new documentary known as Thunder Stories: Never in a Hurri. It’s narrated by Bruce Grant, whose dulcet tones chances are you’ll acknowledge from the game’s Shooting Range. Here, he tells the story of his personal father, Douglas Ross Grant, who served as a pilot officer within the RAF to maintain Hurricane fighters within the air throughout WW2.
From the station in Egypt, Hurricanes weren’t in a lot hazard of being shot at, and issues tended to come back right down to pilot error – but when one thing went flawed, it may nonetheless be lethal. Fuel reserves have been situated proper behind the instrument panel, so if a hearth began, it will eat proper via the panel and instantly put the pilot in peril earlier than they may escape.
With sources from the British authorities in brief provide – particularly in Egypt – a single lacking half may imply that an plane could be junked solely. Rather than try this, Douglas Grant reworked a propeller from one other one other plane and spliced it into the present, damaged propeller.
You can hear these tales and plenty of extra within the video under.
Grant’s heat voice and a little bit of gameplay footage assist to promote the tales, and it’s a beautiful little bit of remembrance for many who served in WW2.