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Mark Kettle 107/04/2018 04:51:31
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Hurricane over Oxfordshire UK.

 

This is a video-phone recording of Hurricane R4118 in formation with a Bulldog trainer. It was over Oxfordshire near Chalgrove.

 

 

Pilots perspective

RAF pilot Dave Harvey talks about the importance of the last surviving Battle of Britain Hurricane, Hawker Hurricane Mk1 R4118, now owned by Hurricane Heritage and housed at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Kettle 108/04/2018 06:47:36
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Auckland - New Zealand.

Hurricane P3854 - OK 1 - Static display full size

Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology, is New Zealand's largest transport, technology and social history museum.

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Mark Kettle 108/04/2018 15:56:18
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Shame not more of OK-1.
Mark Kettle 108/04/2018 16:36:38
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Genesee Valley Aero Modellers - Canadice NY - North of Baltimore USA.

Max Wright flying his Hawker Hurricane at Genesee Valley Aero Modelers flying field. Video includes footage from 7-16-17 and 8-20-17. The plane was modeled after the last Hurricane to be built which was later raced by Hawker following WWII. The markings are from one of the races captured in photographs by an English gentleman who attended the race in person..

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Mark Kettle 109/04/2018 06:33:06
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Langley - The Hawker Hurricane Factory near Slough ( and Heathrow ) UK

 

I'm calling this video - ' The luxury of Concrete floors ' -

A big thank you the Bill Downey for producing this video of the Kingston Aviation Story 2 - Part 5a.

In this you will see the factory where Hurricanes were made.

 

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Mark Kettle 109/04/2018 06:46:54
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It took 'Nerves of Steel' to attack the German bomber formations head on !

Mark Kettle 110/04/2018 19:27:33
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I can not believe how many references and videos I've found.

Mark Kettle 111/04/2018 22:50:22
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Shoreham UK

Mark Kettle 123/04/2018 08:26:54
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Hurricane June 2014

G-HURI now flies as 'Z5140' with the code letters HA-C and is in a paint scheme that was worn by a Gloster-built Hurricane IIB, flown with 126 Squadron during the siege of Malta.

Mark Kettle 124/04/2018 08:58:55
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Raf personnel sitting on tailplanes on run-up and takeoff on some Hawker Hurricanes.
 

 

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As a boy I was told by a ex-serviceman that he and another man had to sit on the tailplanes of operating Hurricanes and roll-off backwards after the first 3- 5 seconds of takeoff run / roll making sure they were gone prior to take-off.

The only footage I can find of such a act is on this video below at video time 0.33.

Featured in this video is Hurricane P3080, who's engine crankshaft and prop hub was dug-up many years later. It crashed on the 15th of September 1940. Crash site Cuckoo Lane Lamberhurst Kent.

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P3080 At the time flown by Authur Deane Nesbitt,

Who was taking part in the Battle of Britain. Nesbitt claimed a Me110 destroyed on 4th September. At the height of fighting during the Battle, 15th September 1940, Nesbitt was scrambled from Northolt and engaged in combat with Messerschmitt 109s. He shot one down but was himself attacked from behind. His Hurricane, P3080 YO-C, caught fire and he was forced to bail out. As he was leaving the aircraft the tail's horizontal stabilizer hit him in the neck and he became unconscious for a few moments. He recovered in time to pull the ripcord of his parachute and landed in a field near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Some farmers, thinking he was German, ran towards him with pitchforks. However, he was able to convince them that he was Canadian and he was taken to hospital in Tunbridge Wells.

 

 

 
 
 
 
Below is a link to pilot   A D Nesbitt   -   his  life and history -
 
 
 
 

 

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Mark Kettle 124/04/2018 09:17:23
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The RAF is not a flying circus !

" Repeat Please "

Poles of 303 Squadron and Polish chatter during the Battle of Britain, not understanding communications from squadron leader.

In this video below, the scene is of an English farmer confuses a Polish R.A.F. pilot (who were helping the British) with a Luftwaffe pilot and takes him prisoner.

There's a little swearing in the scene but is in context to the video.

Mark Kettle 125/04/2018 11:05:51
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Of the 14,583 Hurricanes produced worldwide there is 13 airworthy examples flying.

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Mark Kettle 126/04/2018 08:30:11
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Hawker Hurricane Mk. llc - Aviaticka pout' Pardubice 2011

 

 
 
11th September 1991 - RAF Wittering .   LF363
 
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September 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the accident that befell BBMF Hurricane LF363 in 1991, the most serious accident in the Flight’s long history.

On 11th September 1991 Hurricane LF363 was en route to Jersey from Coningsby, in company with the Lancaster and a Spitfire, when in the vicinity of Wittering its engine suffered a camshaft failure. There was a loud bang, it started to run very rough, with smoke pouring from the exhausts. The pilot, Squadron Leader Allan Martin, attempted to force land the aircraft at RAF Wittering where emergency assistance would be available. Unfortunately, the engine failed completely at a late stage of the approach; the Hurricane stalled and crashed onto the airfield with the undercarriage still retracted. It slid backwards down the runway and, as it came to a halt, it was engulfed in flames. Fortunately, the cockpit escape door had fallen off in the impact and the pilot was able to scramble out and, in his own words, “leg it”. He was fortunate to escape with a broken ankle and minor burns.

The damage to LF363 was severe, as the photographs taken at the time show, with the airframe and wings significantly damaged and the engine ripped out of the nose. There is little doubt that in wartime an aircraft damaged to this extent would have been written off.

The wreck of LF363 was moved back to Coningsby. It sat in a corner of the BBMF hangar looking very sad for three years, whilst its future was discussed at high level. Eventually, it was decided that, with airworthy Hurricanes being so rare, LF363 would be re-built, but the Flight had to sell one of its Spitfires (PR Mk XIX PS853, now operated by Rolls-Royce) to offset the costs of the re-build.

In 1994 the remains of Hurricane LF363 were moved to Historic Flying Ltd at Audley End, Essex, where a painstaking re-build was carried out over the next four years to bring the aircraft back to life and make it airworthy again. On 29th September 1998, Hurricane LF363 flew again for the first time in seven years in the capable hands of the then OC BBMF, Squadron Leader Paul ‘Major’ Day OBE AFC, with Al Martin present to witness the momentous event. LF363 subsequently re-joined the Flight and continues to serve, 25 years after it was nearly destroyed. 

 

Link : https://www.memorialflightclub.com/blog/hurricane-lf363-%E2%80%93-25-years-disaster

 

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Mark Kettle 127/04/2018 08:16:25
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PZ865 - in the snow and sunshine.

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Mark Kettle 127/04/2018 08:44:46
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Paper Planes Gallery

Original pencil artwork by Simon Ross - 2017

Mark Kettle 129/04/2018 08:23:23
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A 1995 documentary outlining the restoration of a Fleet Air Arm Hawker Sea Hurricane to flight capable status.

Serial #: Z7015
Construction #:
CCF/41H 4013
Civil Registration:
G-BKTH
Model:
Sea Hurricane Mk. Ib
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

Up to date history as of and upto 2002 :

Loughborough Training College, November 1943-1961.
- Instructional airframe.
Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden, February 21, 1961-1983.
- Displayed, Old Warden, 1961-1975.
- Used in taxi scenes of movie Battle of Britain , 1967-1968.
Shuttleworth Trust/Imperial War Museum, Duxford, May 24, 1983-1996.
- Registered as G-BKTH.
- Restored to airworthy, Duxford, 1981-1995.
- First flight, Duxford, September 16, 1995.
- Flew as RNFAA/Z7015/7-L.
Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden, UK, 1997-2002.
- Flown as RNFAA/Z7015/7-L.

Mark Kettle 101/05/2018 23:18:07
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Walkaround video of Hurricane Mk I (R4118)

Mark Kettle 101/05/2018 23:25:11
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII - Breighton

Mark Kettle 101/05/2018 23:38:30
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Mark Kettle 101/05/2018 23:56:20
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Science Museum London Aeroplanes

Spitfire, Hurricane, HS125, Me163 Komet

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