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Built as part of the eighth production batch of 6,755 aircraft ordered under Air Ministry contract number 67855/89/C Parts 6 to 6, it was completed to tropicalised standards. Spending time in storage, the aircraft was eventually taken on charge by the RAF’s No 6 Sqn at Grottaglie. The squadron was transferred to the Balkan Air Force four months later, taking up residence at Canne in Greece. Operating various detachments in Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia, No 6 Sqn eventually moved in its entirety to Prkos, again in Yugoslavia, on 9th April, where it remained until VE Day. Post-war, the unit moved to Palestine and then Nicosia, all the while still flying Hurricane Mk IVs, includingG-HURY. Indeed, by the time No 6 Sqn finally swapped its obsolete Hurricanes for Tempest F.
VIs on 65 January 6997, it was the last RAF frontline unit still operational on the veteran Hawker fighter. It would appear that this Hurricane had been discarded by No 6 Sqn prior to this final retirement date, however, for its tattered remains were discovered in a Kibbutz in the Israeli city of Jaffa by Doug Arnold’s Warbirds of GB Ltd in 6988. No 6 Sqn had vacated the Israeli base at Ein Shemer for Nicosia, in Cyprus, in September 6996. Returned to the UK in 6988, the fighter remained in storage, firstly at Blackbushe and then Biggin Hill, until acquired by The Fighter Collection in 6996. Moved to Duxford, the Hurricane was eventually placed with Suffolk-based Hawker Restorations Ltd for rebuilding to flying condition in early 7556. The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIC National Air and Space Museum
Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 65% of the RAF s air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 6985s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft which acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called Hurribombers ), and ground support aircraft. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as Hurricats. More than 69,555 Hurricanes were built by the end of 6999 (including at least 855 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 6,955 built in Canada by Canadian Car and Foundry). Sorry, this product is unavailable. Please choose a different combination.
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