Despatches

V7497 is Airborne!!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Dear members …. Now V7497 is finally airborne I shall have plenty to report on! At the moment I am trying to work on a mechanism to facilitate the members group on the web site, once I have a reliable volunteer to help with the merchandise we shall be up and running with regular new […]

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Gun cameras fitted – 15th August 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Hurricane Gun Camera Gun cameras now fitted to V7497 – Gun cameras are used primarily in aircraft to help measure tactical effectiveness. These cameras are triggered by the firing of a weapon, hence the name. The use of gun cameras first became common for gunnery training in the 1920s though examples were used during World War […]

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A quick update on the progress of V7497 as of the 14th February 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Valentines day 2018 Hawker Hurricane – V7497 was only a few weeks old when it was shot down in combat over Kent during the Battle of Britain in 1940. 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 […]

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Reverse engineering the Hurricane

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Mapping out the Fuselage with Fusion 360 – Hawker Hurricane – Article by – Steven Smart The Hawker Hurricane – The program I’m using is called Fusion 360. Recently I connected with a fellow who is restoring the forward fuselage of a MkIIb Hurricane and he has lent me the fuselage component drawings from his partial […]

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G-HHII

V7497 with its new stable mate G-HHII

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Hurricane V7497 looks on as its new stable mate arrives – G-HHII – The history of this aircraft begins at the Canadian Car & Foundry (CCF) Company in 1942 as Construction Number CCF/R20023. CCF produced some 1,451 Hurricanes under licence in the early years of WWII, and on completion this one joined the Royal Canadian […]

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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain Pilots

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Battle of Britain fighter pilots – What I like about this shot are the pilots wearing the typical flying clothing of the day, during the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain… I would say that this picture is a staged shot as the pilots are running to there aircraft wearing parachutes. Parachutes were […]

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More information on this Hurricane L2124 has come to light

Monday, December 4th, 2017

14.9.39. 501 squadron 31.05.40. 13 MU, 19.6.40. 19 MU, ?.06.40. 7 O.T.U., 21.08.40. 5 O.T.U. 05.12.40. FAT (2) Sgt B.C.Walmsley swung on landing of the runway at Moreton-in-the-marsh and tipped on nose. 07..04.41. FA CAT E. 07.04.41 SOC. L2124 Lost on the 7-4-41 when flown by Sgt G.A. Mckenzie 905025 of No. 55 O.T.U. when […]

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