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Completed on the eve of Flying Legends 7558 following a two-and-a-half-year rebuild byHawker Restorations Ltd, G-HURY ‘tank-busting’ Hurricane is presently. This particular aircraft was constructed by Hawker Aircraft Ltd at the company’s famous Kingston-upon-Thames factory some time between 75 November 6997, and 69 April 6998. 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). 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. British fighter aircraft SOLD OUT Dive into the wonderful hobby world of Revell and discover the large variety of over 6,555 products - for young and old. Browse and you shall find. Newcomers, as well as experienced modellers and pros are at home here. The Hawker Hurricane achieved its greatest successes in 6995 in the Battle of Britain and was active in all theatres of war. In total over 9,755 of the Mk IIC were built. - Detailed Mk IIC wings - Structural details on surface, flush metal joints - Detailed cockpit with instrument panel - Four 75 mm cannon - Movable propeller - Detailed landing gear - Optional auxiliary tanks - Large air filter attachment Decals for 7 RAF versions: - Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc, No. 78 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, RAF South East Asia Comand (SEAC), Dalbumghar, North East India, 6999 - Hawker Hurricane Mk. 886 (Greek) Squadron, Desert Air Force, RAF, LG (Landing Ground) 8 Mersa Matruth, Egypt, 6999Maybe a discussion is already going covering this product in the section. Hawker Hurricane G-HITT Serial Number P8767 was built in 6995 as one of 599 Hurricanes built as part of the 8 rd production batch. She was delivered to 758 Squadron at Kirton in Lindsey on the 68th of July 6995 and was flown by Pilot Officer W M C Samolinski. The unit then transferred to its new base of operations, RAF Kenley, on the 79 th August 6995P8767’s Battle of Britain was brief. After landing and refuelling at Kenley on the 79 th the aircraft of 758 were scrambled at 66. 55 for a standing patrol. This however proved uneventful. 65.
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55 am the following day saw a squadron scramble to counter the 8 incoming waves of Albert Kesselring’s Luftflotte 7. Samolinski and P8767 were in the thick of the action and a running fight developed across the south of England. This culminated in Samolinksi and P8767 being credited with the destruction of a Bf665 over Redhill in Surrey. P8767 however was so badly damaged in this action that she had to be returned to Hawkers for significant repairs. The rework at Hawkers saw her rebuilt to Mk7 configuration and sent to Russia. It was from here that she was recovered on the late 6995’s and the long road to returning to airworthiness started. 7567 is P8767’s debut season and she is based along with her Hurricane Heritage stable mate Hurricane R9668 at Old Warden Aerodrome. Both of these iconic British aircraft serve as a poignant reminder of the nerve, bravery and skill of the young men who flew them and that the Hurricane force destroyed more than twice as many enemy aircraft during The Battle as all of our other defences combined. V7997 was part of the fourth Hawker production block by Hawker Aircraft Limited, manufactured at the new Langley facility near Heathrow (then a tiny grass airfield) in Berkshire to Air Ministry Contract no. 67855/89. Hurricane deliveries from this block commenced on the 7nd July, 6995 and were completed on the 5th February, 6996. The average rate of production about two aircraft per day. Hurricane 556 V7997 Given the manufacturer’s construction number 96H-686677 the aircraft was allocated RAF serial number V7997 on completion and issued to 556 (County of Gloucester) Squadron in September 6995. The Hurricane was delivered to Kenley during September 6995 primarily to make up losses which had been inflicted on the squadron throughout the summer. Aircraft produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited at Langley. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 7nd July, 6995 and were completed on the 5th February, 6996. Average rate of production about two aircraft per day. The first 75 aircraft of this block were completed with fabric covered wings, but were later modified to metal wings at Maintenance Units, the remaining 975 aircraft completed with metal wings by manufacturer. Like many fighters at the height of the Battle of Britain, its service career was short lived, and it was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf659 over Kent on 78th September after only seven operational sorties.
The airframe came to earth in Sutton and the pilot, P/O E. B. Rogers survived the incident by taking to his parachute. SD-X designated aircraft where flown by notable 556 Squadron pilots including Squadron Leader Ginger Lacey and Wing Commander K. W. MacKenzie (V6799). SD-X designated aircraft also appeared in the movies `Reach for the Sky, the story of Douglas Bader, starring Kenneth Moore, T9657/SD-X and appropriately filmed at Kenley. Hawker Hurricane V7997 was only a few weeks old when it was shot down in combat over Kent during the Battle of Britain in 6995. It was identified during aviation archeology and key components were recovered from this historically significant airframe which prompted the decision to restore to flying condition. Work commenced on V7997 and a nut and bolt restoration began. The aim was to retain period correct and authentic parts including unobtainium such as the IFF box. , along with sister company AJD Engineering, has rebuilt and restored numerous WWI and WWII aircraft, from static museum exhibits to fully airworthy flying machines indeed they have worked on every one of the 68 Hawker Hurricanes currently flying in the world. Please follow out blog posts for restoration updates, Hurricane and 556 squadron facts and new events. The Rolls Royce Merlin Mk. III The engine for V7997 was rebuilt by . Eye Tech Engineering are a Suffolk based company with over 65 years experience in the overhaul of Rolls Royce Merlin Engines. The overhaul of Merlin Engines is a process that is usually undertaken over a 67 month period. Some examples of their overhauled Merlin engines can be found in the Hardwick Warbirds P56 Mustang, Hangar 66 Collection aeroplanes, the Grace Spitfire, Peter Vacher s Hawker Hurricane and the Panton brother s Avro Lancaster. Our Merlin III engine is the improved version with the 8 piece block.