Hurricane Mk1 AE977/P3886

larry flewers

Chatham, United Kingdom

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Built as a Hurricane I by the Canadian Car and Foundry in Spring 1941.

Delivered to the RAF shortly after, it was transferred to the Royal Navy and converted to a Sea Hurricane by July 1942. It was badly damaged in a mid-air collision at RNAS Yeovilton with the airframe being written off and placed in storage. From 1960 till 1970 it remained in storage until the remains were purchased by Jim Pearce of Shoreham in September 1992.

Taken on by Hawker Restorations an indepth restoration to flying condition began during 1994/2000. Registered as G-TWTD, its post restoration flight took place on June 7, 2000 when it was painted in the scheme of Gp Capt Douglas Bader, CO of 242 Squadron in 1940.

Further marked as AE977 LE-D, it became the property of Tom Friedkin/Chino Warbirds Inc in 2001 and sailed to Galveston from Southampton. It returned to the UK and to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar during 2012 where it joined the ever expanding fleet of warbirds.

Canon 60D
Tamron 70-300 @80mm
HDR work in Photomatix pro

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