Aircraft | Hawker Hurricane

 
Hawker Hurricane IIC (LF738) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Hawker Hurricane IIC (LF738) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. This particular aircraft was built in 1944 as part of the final batch of Hurricanes built by Hawker. It was for many years the gate guard at the Battle of Britain Chapel, Biggin Hill. It arrived at Cosford in 1995.

 

(Picture March 2003)


   
Hawker Hurricane Mk7 (G-HURR) - Click for Full Image

Hawker Hurricane Mk12b (G-HURR) on the flightline at the Flying Legends 2002 Air Display at Duxford. This aircraft was built under licence in Canada in 1942 and served in the Canadian Air Force on Coastal Defence Duties in World War II. It is painted in the Night Fighter colours of 78 Squadron and is operated by the Real Aeroplane Company.

 

(Picture July 2002)


   

Hawker Hurricane Mk7 (G-HURI) - Click for Full Image

Hawker Hurricane Mk12 (G-HURI) on the flightline at the September 2002 Air Show at Duxford. This aircraft is painted as Z7381 (coded XR-T) and is operated by the Fighter Collection at Duxford. It bears the markings of Eagle Squadron that was manned by US pilots in WWII.

 

(Picture September 2002)


   
Hawker Hurricane Mk2b ('Z2315') - Click for Full Image

Hawker Hurricane Mk2b ('Z2315') at Duxford is displayed in the colours of 111 Squadron.

 

(Picture August 2002)


 

Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B (Z7015) at Old Warden - Click for Full Image

Airworthy Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B (Z7015) of the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden was built by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company in late 1940 - early 1941. It arrived at RAF Henlow in March 1941 and was later converted to a Sea Hurricane IB by General Aircraft Ltd. It then joined 880 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm and later served with 759 Squadron. It was delivered to Loughborough College towards the end of 1943 and became a ground instructional airframe. It joined the Shuttleworth Collection in 1961 and had a taxying role in 'The Battle of Britain' film. It flew again in 1995 and is the earliest example of an airworthy Hurricane.
 

(Picture May 2001)

 

 

...back to top of page


Home | Museums | Aircraft | Displays | Archive | Links

Site Info | Conditions | What's New

 
Swept Wings Website, 2001-2003 Mark Rogers