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British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s1940s

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Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 06:04:15
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Princess Margarets racing Hurricane flown by Peter Townsend.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 06:10:08
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Now at Blackpool

The same Hurricane taking part on a Sunday the date 16th of May 2016. The Battle of Britain memorial service at the Cenotaph on Blackpool promenade The last Hurricane ever built (of 14,533), PZ865 rolled off the Hawker production line at Langley, Bucks, in July 1944 with the inscription ‘The Last of the Many’ on her port and starboard sides. Keen to preserve the last Hurricane ever built, Hawkers purchased the aircraft back from the Air Ministry and kept it in storage at Langley. In 1950, PZ865 was entered in the King’s Cup Air Race by HRH Princess Margaret. Flown by Group Captain Peter Townsend CVO DSO DFC* it achieved second place. Hurricane PZ865 Over the next three years ‘PZ’ participated in several other air races and was modified for racing with the removal of its cannons and the installation of two ‘overload’ wing fuel tanks.

The still picture has been reversed .

 
Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 06:13:26
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Archive footage of the later marks of the Hawker Hurricane: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d and the Mark 4.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 08:53:16
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A Hawker Hurricane belonging to Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:07:29
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Hawker Hurricane Mk. II HC-465 flying at Malmi Airport, Helsinki, Finland.

 

 
 
'Good Luck'
 
The swastika markings on this airplane let me give an explanation. Many people responded with disbelief. How could this iconic British plane have nazi markings?
 
Well, it could because they are not nazi markings!
 
Before WWII the Finnish Air Force used the Swastika as a symbol. At that point the symbol of course did not have the negative meaning that it got during the war. Back then it was used by Swedish count Eric von Rosen and it meant ‘good luck’. The same count donated a plane bearing the markings and so it ended up being used as the Air Force insignia between 1918 en 1945. And with this misunderstanding out of the way it’s time to truly enjoy this good looking machine in the next video.
 
 

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Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:22:09
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Z7015 was built by Canadian Car & Foundry and first flown on 18 January 1941. After being shipped to England it was issued to General Aircraft for conversion to Sea Hurricane IB standard.

On 19 July, it was delivered to HMS Heron (RNAS Yeovilton), collected 29th July 1941 by 880 Squadron and went to the Orkney Isles. On 7 October the Squadron left to embark on HMS Indomitable but during transit Z7015 went unserviceable and was not embarked.

On 5 April 1942 the aircraft was delivered to David Rosenfield Ltd for repair. On December 7 it was delivered to the Naval Fighter School (759) Squadron at HMS Heron and by autumn 1943 had moved to Loughborough College as an instructional airframe.

In 1961 an attempt was made to make the Hurricane airworthy for the Battle of Britain film but the work involved was too great. In January 1986, the team that had restored Spitfire VC AR501 took on the task in a joint operation between the Shuttleworth Collection and the Imperial War Museum.

On 16 September 1995 Z7015 made a successful post restoration flight powered by what was, at the time, the world’s only operational Merlin III.

 
Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:33:10
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Old Warden UK.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:50:19
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Duxford UK.

Six Hawker Hurricanes flying formation together - a rare event indeed, seen here at the opening of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Battle of Britain Airshow 2017. This clip was filmed on the Saturday of the two day show.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:54:24
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Burma .

Forgotten war-India and Burma RAF No 42 Squadron Hurricane fighter-bombers in Burma 1942-44, SEAC. Note squadron codes AW. Later replaced by Thunderbolts.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 09:56:35
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The New Hawker Hurricane 1941 video.

Mark Kettle 125/02/2018 19:44:32
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On the first video Kings Cup Air Race the Hurricane looks fast close to the ground.

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 00:45:03
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9 years 9 months and 9 days....

The history of the restoration of the only Sea Hurricane engine Merlin still able to fly.The Hawker Sea Hurrciane Z-7015 flew for the first time in January 1941 in Fort Williams, Ontario, Canada.

With the help of the Imperial War Museum of Duxford, this program traces 9 years, 9 months and 9 days of work to rehabilitate, by a handful of enthusiasts until September 17, 1995, date when this beautiful aircraft flew again, this time over the English countryside.

It is the only survivor of the 700 Sea Hurricanes made, the only one equipped with the fabulous MK III Merlin engine still flying!

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 00:46:35
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The Pilot Chat with Paul Stone and the Sea Hurricane at the Shuttleworth Fly Navy Airshow on 5 June 2016

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 00:50:20
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A Merlin powered Hawker Hurricane in Silver does some nice flybys, loops and rolls. All filmed at the Hahnweide 2016 Oldtimer-Meeting.

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 01:03:08
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This actual aircraft in the video was lost in a hanger fire in 1993.

At that time the Canadian Warplane Heritage had a tragic massive fire losing four or five of their aircraft plus a Spitfire on loan from the Confederate Air Force in the States. Somebody thought it was not worth it to invest in a sprinkler system. And this Hurricane filmed in 1986 was one of the airplanes lost.

 

 

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Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 01:11:31
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A Hawker Hurricane visits ITPS International Test Pilot School in London Ontario.

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 01:31:42
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The Millitary Aviation Museum's Hawker Hurricane leaving for the Langely Airshow after a long engine run-up.

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 01:53:08
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The opening real of this 1969 movie 'The Battle of Britain'.

 

 

 

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Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 07:43:19
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Hawker Hurricane walk around of R4118

Mark Kettle 126/02/2018 08:04:48
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Inside view in the cockpit, it's good to see what control and the effects his actions have on the aircraft.

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