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The Guide Book to the World's Surviving Hawker Hurricanes -- around the World

I am always interested in confirmation of the current status of the aircraft listed or any others I am not aware of. If anyone out there has any comments on the Hurricanes still in existence and how they are displayed, please send me an e-mail and I will expand the listing.

Where are they now? Hurricanes may(or may not !!) be at the following locations around the world.
Warning ---- Remember that some are not on show to the public, may be on loan or have moved on.

 

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(Updated Nov 2016)
Australia (Scone, NSW) - Hurricane XII – PO- RCAF 5481 (VH-JFW) “V6748” (airworthy)
First flown in Australia 2nd October 2016.

Reverse history
2014 - The aircraft was housed at Pay's Air Service , Scone, NSW, Australia after arriving from Canada in April
2014 - Platinum Fighter Sales of California,USA have brokered the sale of the aircraft.
December 2003 - Ed Russell is to home "P2970" at the Russell Aviation Group near Niagara South, Ontario,Canada.
Previously owned by David Price was at Commemorative Air Force (Southern California Wing) WWII Aviation Heritage Museum, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. "P2970" "US-X" RCAF5481 N678DP
The aircraft was previously at the Museum of Flying, Chino, near Santa Monica, California, which closed on 28th. July 2002.
The plane was restored by Charles Church in 1991.
Previous civil registration G-ORGI.
The airframe was one of those recovered by Jack Arnold of Brantford, Ontario.

 


Belgium - Hurricane - AM274 - (N274JW) - (restoration project)
2014 - May 2nd. - the Vormezeele family took possession of the project.  They will be completing the restoration to flying condition and adding it to their collection of other vintage aircraft.
2014 - March - the project was put into containers and put upon a ship for Belgium.
2014 - January- JNE Aircraft, LLC, USA (where the web site holds details of the work so far) sold Hawker Hurricane AM274 restoration project to the Vormezeele family of Belgium.
2003 - John Norman bought the remains of ex-Russian Hurricanes that were offered for sale by Ed Zalesky's "airplane-supply" of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.

Belgium - Hurricane IIc – "LF345" "ZA-P"(originally delivered to Royal Belgian Air Force as LF658 ML-B) is at the Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire, North Wing of Le Cinquantenaire, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels.
The aircraft has been previously displayed as “LF345” / “ML-B”.
The aircraft has been previously displayed as “LF658” / “ZA-P”.


Canada (Alberta) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5418 is at the Reynolds Aviation Museum, Alberta. Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta features one of the most significant displays of flight memorabilia and restored vintage aircraft in North America. Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame and the Reynolds Aviation Museum participate in this on-site exhibit.

Canada (Alberta) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5389 FN-M is being restored for the Aerospace Museum, Calgary, Alberta.

Canada (British Columbia) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5666
The airframe is stored for restoration by the Airplane Supply Centre of Zalesky family in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.

Canada (Manitoba) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5461 YD-J is being rebuilt at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon Municipal Airport, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. "When we picked this aircraft up all we had was the centre section. Jack Leonard has been working on this aircraft for nearly six years now and will put it in good display condition as soon as he is able to spend some more time on it." The fuselage appeared nearly complete in a workshop photo (Jan 2009.)


Copyright Acknowledged - Mike Henniger 2003
Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5584 is part of the National Aeronautical Collection of the National Aviation Museum at Rockcliffe former RCAF Station in Ottawa, Ontario. The aircraft of 1942 was produced in Canada by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company Ltd . The aircraft served with the 163 (Fighter) Squadron [previously 163 (Army Co-operation) Squadron] at RCAF Station Sea Island, British Columbia.

(Updated October 2015)
Canada (Ontario) - Sea Hurricane Ib / XIIa – BW862 - near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - (restoration project)
2015 See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 165.

(Updated October 2015)
Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane IIb – Z2892 - near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Parts stored for future restoration?
2015 See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214.

Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane II – Z2330 (restoration project) - near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
was previously with JNE Aircraft, LLC, Burlington, Washington, USA.

Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane FSM - "V7287" - "YO-Y" The Full Scale Model was placed at The National Air Force Museum of Canada (previously the RCAF Memorial Museum), Trenton, Ontario in 2004.


Copyright Acknowledged - Jim Bowser 2004
--- Now removed--- to Pay's Air Service , Scone, NSW, Australia ----

Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane XII – "P2970" "US-X" RCAF5481 C-FDNL (airworthy)
December 2003 - Ed Russell is to home "P2970" at the Russell Aviation Group near Niagara South, Ontario,Canada.
Previously owned by David Price was at Commemorative Air Force (Southern California Wing) WWII Aviation Heritage Museum, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. "P2970" "US-X" RCAF5481 N678DP
The aircraft is in the colours of the 56 Squadron Mk II of Pilot Officer (later Wing Commander) Geoffrey Page.

Platinum Fighter Sales of California,USA have brokered the sale of the aircraft that should be re-located in 2014.

That airframe was lost in the English Channel off Margate during a Battle of Britain dogfight on 12th. August 1940.
The aircraft was previously at the Museum of Flying, Chino, near Santa Monica, California, which closed on 28th. July 2002. The plane was restored by Charles Church in 1991.
Previous civil registration G-ORGI.
The airframe was one of those recovered by Jack Arnold of Brantford, Ontario.

 


This photograph of the original aircraft
Copyright Acknowledged - Jim Bowser
Canada (Ontario) - Hurricane XII – "YO-A" "P3069" RCAF 5377 registered C-GCWH
The current Hurricane is a fibreglass replica of a Mark IIB. "The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum acknowledge the generous support of K-W Surplus."
Canada - Hurricane XII – "YO-A" "P3069" RCAF 5377 registered C-GCWH was at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, near the Hamilton International Airport, Mount Hope, Ontario. On 15th. February 1993, a large part of Hangar3 was destroyed by fire. Five aircraft were destroyed in the fire, including C-GCWH. The destroyed original has been replaced by a full size model.
The aircraft had been used in flying sequences of the film "The Battle of Britain".
The plane passed to the Strathallan Aircraft Collection of Sir William Roberts in the colours of "UP-A" of 174 Squadron, RAF.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum purchased 5377 in 1984 One of the prime movers of the transfer was the Hon. Hartland de M Molson. In his honour the aircraft was displayed as YO-A, one of the aircraft of the Squadron in which he served during the Battle of Britain.

Canada (Quebec) - Hurricane XII – RCAF 5447 AF-W C-GGAJ is at Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The airframe is in the process of being returned to airworthy condition.
Previously owned by Harry Whereatt of Saskatchewan. Airworthy from May 2000 until a mishap at Assinaboia.

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Vintage Wings of Canada )

(Updated July 2015)
Canada (Quebec) - Hurricane IV (airworthy) – KZ321 "JV-N" - C-FTPM is at Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

In the markings of No.6 Squadron on war service in Italy.

KZ321 "JV-N" – G-HURY was previously flying for The Fighter Collection.

 

 

 

Canada - Hurricane IIc – RCAF 5711
Canada - Hurricane IIc – RCAF 5547
Canada - Hurricane IIc – RCAF 5424

Canada - Hurricane IIc – RCAF 5625 is being restored to flying condition by Moore Aviation Restoration (of Campbellville near Toronto, Ontario) and The Tiger Boys. 5625 served with 129 Squadron, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from January 1943 to September 1944.
See ...... "HA-C" RCAF5711 G-HURI (airworthy) Historic Aircraft Collection Ltd. at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 

(Updated October 2015)
Canada - Hurricane II Components of BW874 – Now see "AG244" RCAF5487 - G-CBOE in Germany.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 167.

Canada - Hurricane II – Components of RCAF 5487 are reported to be at the Jack Arnold Museum, Ontario.
OR is RCAF5487 at Classic Aero Engineering, Thruxton, U.K. ?

Canada - Hurricane XII
– Components of RCAF 5301 & RCAF 5381 are reported to be at the Jack Arnold Museum, Ontario.


(Updated October 2015)
Croatia (Former Yugoslavia) - Hurricane - a rear frame and tail is on display at the The Technical Museum, Zagreb..
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214.



Copyright Acknowledged
FlyPast magazine March 2004
Finland - Hurricane IHC452 Ex-RAF N2394 (previously HU452?)
This plane is usually stored at the The Aviation Museum of Central Finland (including The Finnish Air Force Museum) in Tikkakosk, Finland. The official museum site is Tikkakoski Finnish Air Force Museum.

2007 - HC-452 displayed at the Finnish War Veteran Accociation 50th anniversary in Helsinki.
2004 - HC-452 loaned to the Finnish Aviation Museum at Helsinki/Vantaa Airport for the "Air Defence Victory 1944" exhibition.



Copyright Acknowledged
Lightningboy2000 - Creative Commons license - July 2013
France - Aéroport de Cannes Mandelieu
(Updated July 2015)

Hurricane “IIa” – P3351 (DR393) TP-K "K" - civil registration F-AZXR (airworthy) is with the collection of Jan Roozen.

Reverse history
- 2015 May ---- on 25 May 2015 P3351 nosed over at the end of the runway on landing at its base.
- 2013 February ---- Platinum Fighter Sales report "SOLD: Hawker Hurricane IIA P3351 has been sold and is on its way from New Zealand to Europe."
- WAS at Sir Tim Wallis’s Alpine Fighter Collection within the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum at Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand - civil registration "ZK-TPK" .
- P3351 (Mk. I) crashed in July 1940 and during repairs was upgraded to Mk. IIb specification and given a new serial number of DR393. The aircraft is now set up as a Mk. IIa with an eight 0.303 gun wing and is displayed in the colours of TP-K of 73 Squadron as used in France, 1940. The return of this aircraft to flying condition has been a global exercise. The remains of P3351/DR393 were found in the Murmansk area of Russia. In 1994 Air NZ Engineering Services in Christchurch, New Zealand refurbished serviceable components, which were then sent to Hawker Restoration Ltd. UK, for airframe restoration. Airframe Assemblies of the Isle of Wight worked on mainplane restoration. The airframe was returned to Christchurch 1995, being completed for its second “first flight” on the 12th January 2000.

France - (Nord-Pas-de-Calais/Picardie region)
(Updated February 2014)
Hurricane I -
(excavated remains) of L1685 at 'Musee du Souvenir Militaire de Thierache', Martigny (Nord-Pas-de-Calais/Picardie region) privately run military museum.
On 11th May 1940 Pilot Officer Paul Richey of No 1 Sqn. was involved in a dog-fight over France, shot down two Me110s and was in turn shot down by other Me110s. PO. Richey landed safely by parachute but L1685 was destroyed on impact. In 2000 the crash site of L1685 was found near Brunehamel, France and later excavation revealed "the Merlin engine, several lumps of wooden Watts two blade propeller, and cockpit items including the gunsight used in the destruction of the 110's and makers identification plate confirming it as Hawker Hurricane MkI L1685".
For a detailed report of the crash and recovery visit http://www.sweffling.freeserve.co.uk/richey.htm


Germany - Munich
(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - www.platinumfighters.com - 2014)

(Updated October 2015)
Hurricane XII "AG244" RCAF5487 - G-CBOE (airworthy) -
Actually BW874
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 167.

In the colours of Rhodesian Air Force "AG244"

From Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering) of Thruxton Aerodrome, near Andover, Hampshire.

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - www.platinumfighters.com - 2014)

(Updated June 2015)
Hurricane XII "HC-465" RCAF5487 - G-CBOE
The aircraft used the colours of Finnish Air Force "HC-465" for a 2014 tour of Scandinavia.

 

 

 

 

ALSO ----
(Updated June 2015)
Hurricane IIb – Z5207 - G-BYDL (For restoration) - From Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering) of Thruxton Aerodrome, near Andover, Hampshire. This Mk IIb was manufactured by Gloster Aircraft in early 1941 and taken to Russia aboard the Aircraft Carrier 'Argus', landing in Russia on 7th September 1941.
Flown off Argus by Sgt (later Wing Commander) Peter John Anson on 7th Sept to Murmansk and from there after during the month of September until he returned to the UK.
Was for restoration at Phoenix Aero Services (was Classic Aero Engineering).
Previously at Retro Track & Air (UK) Ltd., Cam, Gloucestershire.


(Updated October 2015)
India - Hurricane "IIb" – "AB832" is at the INDIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM, Palam Air Force Station, New Delhi.
The airframe could be AP832 or AP932 or P5202
Was then thought to be P5202 – is now thought to be Z7059
2015 See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 152.

(Updated October 2015)
India - Hurricane - One is at a "military location somewhere in India" ---- awaiting confirmation.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 215.

(Updated October 2015)
India - Hurricane - V6846 - was at Indian Air Force base at Bihta, Patna, Bihar State in 1966 but gone by 1967.
Later reported as "a derelict Hurricane on display near a teashop. It was falling to pieces already.." in 1973.
No evidence of continued existence.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 220.

India - Hurricane I – R4118 (UP-W - construction serial G592301) WAS at the Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, India. The aircraft is now registered as G-HUPW by Peter & Polly Vacher and airworthy in the UK.



Copyright Acknowledged -
FlyPast Nov 2003
Malta - Hurricane IIa – "HA-E" Z3055 is currently being restored to taxiable condition at the Aviation Museum, Ta' Qali, a former RAF station (also called "Takali"). August 2003 - Painted by Vintage Fabrics. September 1995 - wreckage was raised from the seabed by the Malta Historic Aircraft Preservation Group. Hawker Aircraft built the plane in 1941 in the 5th production batch with a Merlin XX engine. The aircraft was shipped to Malta but shortly afterwards crashed into the sea off the island on 4 July 1941,when piloted by Sgt. Tom Hackston.
"Hurricanes Over Malta" by Brian Cull & Frederick Galea. (ISBN 1 902304 91 8) published by Grub Street, London, 2001. This book mentions the crash and later recovery. It also contains a black & white copy of a painting, by Rens Biesma, of Z3055.

 

(Updated October 2015)
Malta - Hurricane IIc – Z3571 - at the Aviation Museum, Ta' Qali, a former RAF station (also called "Takali")
Parts from the crash recovery of the aircraft were used in the restoration of Z3055 - the frame and other parts are displayed at the museum.
2015 See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 214.


Copyright Acknowledged
James F Clay - Creative Commons license - Dec 2009
New Zealand - Auckland
(Updated February 2014)

Hurricane – (full size model) - "P3854" - "OK-1" - is at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand.

 


Copyright Acknowledged -
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre -
Feb 2014
New Zealand - Blenheim
(Updated February 2014)

Hurricane – (full size model) - "Z5252" marked "01" - is at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.

"'Z5252 '01' was chosen as it was the first Hurricane to be transferred to the soviet forces on September 25 1941.
Original Hurricane II Z5252 was lost on the 2nd of June 1942 as it force-landed on a lake near Murmansk."

Reverse history
- 2012 - "JS327" of 804 Sqn, Royal Navy. In 1942 Operation Torch - the US led invasion of North Africa - saw the Hurricane carrying US style Stars.
- 2007 - RAF "P2916" -"UP-D"
- "P3142" has also been used.
- "P3854" has also been used.

New Zealand - Wanaka
(Updated February 2014)
Hurricane “IIa” – P3351 (DR393) TP-K - civil registration "ZK-TPK" (airworthy)
Reverse history
--- Now removed--- France - Aéroport de Cannes Mandelieu ----
- 2013 February ---- Platinum Fighter Sales report "SOLD: Hawker Hurricane IIA P3351 has been sold and is on its way from New Zealand to Europe."
- WAS at -------------- Sir Tim Wallis’s "Alpine Fighter Collection" at Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.


Copyright Acknowledged -
Warbirds & Wheels - Feb 2014
New Zealand - Wanaka
(Updated February 2014)

Hurricane – (full size model) - "P3351" ("TP-K" - marked as "K") - is at the Warbirds & Wheels Museum, Wanaka Airport.

This replica plane has been kindly supplied by Sir Peter Jackson.

Reverse history
- "This replica plane has been kindly supplied by Sir Peter Jackson."
- 2013 - Hurricane “IIa” – P3351 (DR393) TP-K - civil registration "ZK-TPK" (airworthy) that was at Wanaka re-located to France.

 


Copyright Acknowledged -
free photos & art - Creative Commons license - June 12, 2014
Norway - Bodo
(Updated November 2014)

Hurricane - (full size model) BD734 FN-D - is at the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodo, Norway.

Norway - Bodo
(Updated October 2015)
Hurricane Mk I - L1988 - recovered wreck is stored at the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodo, Norway.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 23.


Poland - Hurricane (full size model) – "V6684" - “RF-F” is at the Museum-Studio of Arkady Fiedler, Puszczykowo near Poznan, Poland.

The Hawker Hurricane replica "19.09.2011 - was officially unveiled Hurricane in the Garden of Cultures and Tolerance".

 

 

 

 

 


Portugal - Hurricane (full size model) – “RV+J” is at Museu do Ar (Air Museum), Alverca (near Lisbon). The Hawker Hurricane fibreglass replica is on display outside the entrance to the museum. The museum may be moving  to the Granja do Marquês air force base near Lisbon?


Russia (Moscow) - Hurricane – at Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill (Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora?) there is a very basic renovation of a Hurricane frame.

Russia (Moscow) - Hurricane IIb - AP740 is at the Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology, Krasnogorsky, near Moscow
Was also known as the "Krasnogorsky Museum of the Technics"
AP740 was rebuilt by Voenno-Patrioticheskoe Obshestvo “Vysota” (the Military-Patriotic Association “Height”) in Kolpino, St. Petersburg, Russia.

(Updated October 2015)
Russia (Murmansk) - Hurricane IIc - Z2461 is at the Museum of the Air Forces of the Northern Fleet, Safonovo Settlement, Murmansk.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 71.

 

Russia (Revda) - Hurricane IIc – “BM959” Unveiled as a war memorial at Revda, 200 miles from Murmansk in northern Russia on 1st. September 1989. The aircraft had been recovered from a crash site near Lov Ozero on the Kola Peninsula, renovated and placed on a concrete plinth with the inscription “To the Fighting Brotherhood of the Allies in the struggle against Fascism during WWII and in the memory of the pilots who did not return from combat and who died in the tundra, mountains, lakes and swamps of the Russian North”. The lightly damaged but weather-beaten plane was discovered with a Merlin XX engine, four 20mm canon and a tropical filter. The photo is taken from “Warbirds Worldwide” journal 30 of September 1994, which includes the story of the recovery of the aircraft.

 

Russia (St. Petersburg) - Hurricane IIb - AP740
---- now moved ---- see the
Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology, Krasnogorsky, near Moscow
AP740 is being rebuilt by Voenno-Patrioticheskoe Obshestvo “Vysota” (the Military-Patriotic Association “Height”) in Kolpino, St. Petersburg, Russia for the Krasnogorsky Museum of the Technics near Moscow for static display .
' The workshop, as well as the “picturesque mess” around it, belongs to Voenno-Patrioticheskoe obshestvo “Vysota” (the Military-Patriotic Association “Height”) which was founded in 1994 in Saint-Petersburg by former Russian North Fleet NAVY pilots with the goal to commemorate the Heroes of WW2. They conduct searches, organize recoveries, and restore WW2 aircraft and armoured vehicles so that future generations can see how their forefathers were armed.

“The Hurricane work in progress is the fourth one in our restoration history. We do it for the Krasnogorsky Museum of the Technics near Moscow. It is for static display but we will provide it with a working engine.” says Victor Dudin, retired TU-22M BACKFIRE pilot, now a leader of the “Height”. “We have already restored three Hurricanes, one of them is in a Brooklyn museum… two others are in private collections located in the UK and USA.” ' - Sergei Stepanenko on the barnstormers.com web site.

(Updated October 2015)
Russia (St. Petersburg) - The remains of several Hurricane recoveries are reported still stored in the area.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 215.

Russia - Hurricane IIbZ2769 - http://www.barnstormers.com had the following advert .... HURRICANE MK.IIB Z2769 WARBIRD • FOR SALE • Shot down over Northern Russia at February 22, 1943. Great history. Restored in Russia, 90% original, can be easily restored to completely airplane for the cheap cost. Now at Norfolk, Virginia. Contact Oleg Leiko - AVIATION-RESTORATION GROUP located Moscow, Russia • Telephone: +7(095)776-2600 • Fax: +7(095)454-2246 • Posted September 3, 2003.

Russia - Hurricane IIb - Z5252 On 13th October 2004 the Hurricane was recovered from its 1942 ditching in a Russian lake. Z5252 was manufactured by Gloster Aircraft at Hucclecote in mid 1941 and delivered to Archangel, Russia later in the year. On 2nd June 1942 Lt. P.P.Markov belly-landed Z5252 on a frozen lake four miles west of Murmansk after suffering combat damage. A salvage team was sent to recover the lightly damaged aircraft but found that it had sunk through the thin ice and declared the airframe unrecoverable.

Z5252 is expected to be restored to flying condition and retained in Russia.
The February 2005 issue of Aeroplane (from which this photo was taken) gives the full story of the plane....

 

 


(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Chaika12 - Some rights reserved - 2012)

Serbia (Former Yugoslavia) - Hurricane IVLD975 - "O" (also 9539?) is at the Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum, Belgrade Airport, Serbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


South Africa (Johannesburg) - Hurricane IIc – LD619 AX-E is at the South African National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa. This airframe was manufactured in 1943 by Hawker at Langley. The plane went to the RAF in North Africa (and is fitted with a tropical air filter), but was not operational. LD619 was transferred to the South African Air Force in April 1944 as serial number 5285 and unit reference AX-E. The SAAF renovated the aircraft for museum display from May 1950.

South Africa (Port Elizabeth?) - Hurricane "ZS-UIP" previously reported in Port Elizabeth - does it exist?


(Updated October 2015)
USA (Arizona) - Hurricane II – "V6864" “DT-A” on loan at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
Thought to be RCAF5662 but not confirmed.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 196.
The plane is a composite of several different airframes, including one that flew in the Battle of Britain. The main donor was built in Canada in 1942 and was based at Bagotville, Quebec. The plane was recovered from its crash into Lake St. Johns, Quebec on 27 March 1944. The completed airframe is finished in the markings of Squadron Leader Stanford Tuck of 257 Squadron.
From 2006 loaned to the Pima Air and Space Museum by the Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation.
Previously owned by Bob Schneider's RRS Aviation of Hawkins, Texas and on loan to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Airport near Dallas, Texas.


Copyright Acknowledged - Mike Henniger 2003
--- Now removed--- to Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd , Kent, England ----

USA (California) - Hurricane IIb AE977 'LE-D' (airworthy) - civil registration N33TF at PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM, Chino, California.
At Tom Friedkin's Cinema Air Organisation at (Planes Of Fame) from late 2001.
Left for the UK from the Friedkin's Comanche Fighters base in Texas in mid 2012.

The aircraft (was G-TWTD), Serial No. CC41H/8020, started life as a Sea Hurricane (Mk.X ?), was manufactured in 1940, and operated from Yeovilton in Somerset. It crashed on December 5th 1942 whilst being piloted by Sqn. Ldr. Douglas Trevor King RNVR, was beyond economical repair, was found in 1960 and remained in storage until 1994 when the full restoration programme was initiated. Restored by Hawker Restoration Ltd., Sudbury, Colchester, Suffolk with a First flight 7 June 2000 at Earls Colne.

"The aircraft has been restored on a no-expense spared basis and comes with an A8/20 CAA approved Permit to Fly. Fitted with a freshly overhauled Merlin 225 engine and a zero-houred Hamilton Standard propeller, AE977 is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aircraft and collectors item to be offered for sale." When for sale in January 1999 by P&A Wood, Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex.

(Updated October 2015)
USA (California) - Hurricane IIb – Z5227 (ex-Russia - stored restoration project) previously in Minnesota, USA.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 84.

(Updated October 2015)
USA (Colorado) - Hurricane I - P3311 is being restored to flying condition by a private collector in Denver.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 41.
Was previously at
Warbird Recovery, 11740 Airport Way, Hangar 36D, Broomfield, Colorado. The aircraft was built in 1940 by Hawker Aircraft. On 27 May 1940 P3311 crashed into the English Channel as Flt. Lt. Lee bailed out after being shot down on a sortie from North Weald. The wreckage of the aircraft was recovered off Dunkirk, to London and in 1995 shipped to Fort Collins, Colorado for Warbird Recovery. Warbird Recovery stated that the plane was to be restored to flying condition.

USA (Florida) - Hurricane XII - RCAF5400 The Fantasy of Flight Museum of Kermit Weeks in Polk City, Florida, has airframe in store awaiting restoration.
Previously at Weeks Air Museum, Florida until the move to Polk City.

 


Copyright - Pat Carry (September 2004)
USA (Ohio) - Hurricane XII – "Z3174" "XR-B" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. Actually a Canadian built Mk.XII reference 42025/RCAF 5390 but displayed as a Mk. IIa of 71 Squadron, Royal Air Force, one of the "Eagle Squadrons" for Americans serving in the RAF. Was restored by RRS Aviation of Hawkins, Texas, USA in the late 1980’s. Jan 2001 – being restored to airworthy condition (but not to be flown) by Hawker Restoration Ltd.

 


Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - www.platinumfighters.com - 2016
(Updated July 2016)
USA (Texas) - Hurricane Mark XII - N96RW - "BG974" "RS-W" (Previously N68RW / N97RW ?) A collection of Hurricane components combined to construct an airworthy Hurricane by the Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas.
Identified as RCAF5708.
See "Hawker Hurricane Survivors" by Gordon Riley - page 202.

Noted "acquired by a British owner new to the historic aviation scene" - Aeroplane Monthly - July 2016.

Noted offered for sale by Platinum Fighter Sales - April 2016.

Reverse history
2008 - October - Stored awaiting repairs.
2008 - September - The storm "Hurricane IKE" caused serious damaged to the Lone Star Flight Museum.
2008 - Sat 26th April - N97RW was damaged in a slow speed ground collision with a Spitfire and at the Lone Star Flight Museum air show.
2006 - 12th May - First flight after restoration.

 

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Military Aviation Museum)

(Updated July 2015)
USA (Virginia) - Hurricane XIIb – RCAF5667 (N943HH) (airworthy) - at the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach Airport & Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The aircraft was built by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company Ltd. in 1943 and served until 1946.

Showing "DZ-O" and "V6793" in 2008.

Previously registered as N2549.

 

Reverse history
In 2001 the Fighter Factory were flying the aircraft again.
Later that month (May 1994) RCAF5667 was damaged in a landing mishap at Yakima, Washington.
After restoration the plane flew again on 10th May 1994.
RCAF 5667 was on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada in a state of dereliction from 1948 until 1965, when it was purchased by an owner in Vancouver, Washington, USA (Neil Rose?)

USA (Virginia) - Hurricane IIa – Z2768 (restoration project) - at the Fighter Factory, Virginia Beach Airport & Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Reverse history
The airframe was recovered in the 1990s.
The aircraft saw service in Russia and was shot down in February 1943.


Copyright - Pat Carry 2004 (from warbirdregistry)
USA (Virginia) - Hurricane IIc – LF686 was put on display on 15th. December 2003 at the new National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center located at Washington Dulles International Airport. Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia, USA
LF686 was rebuilt at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility of the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.

(Photograph - Copyright Acknowledged - Flying Heritage Collection )

(Updated July 2015)
USA (Washington) - Hurricane XIIa (Sea Hurricane) – RCAF5429 N54FH (airworthy)
- at the Flying Heritage Collection Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA.
Displayed as "5429" "Z" in the colours of "The Bulldog Squadron" RCAF 135 Sqn. - a Home Defence unit based at Patricia Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

Previously BW881 - G-KAMM
First flight after rebuild was on the 15th March 2006 at Wattisham.
Recovered from a farm in Ontario, Canada – restored to airworthy condition by Hawker Restorations Ltd.of Moat Farm, Church Road, Milden, Suffolk.

 

 

 

 

USA (Washington) - Hurricane - AM274 - N274JW (restoration project) --- Now moved --- see "Belgium"
was previously with
JNE Aircraft, LLC, Burlington, Washington, USA.

USA (Washington) - Hurricane II – Z2330 (restoration project) --- Now moved --- see "near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada" ----
was previously with JNE Aircraft, LLC, Burlington, Washington, USA.

USA (?) - Hurricane - RCAF5708 - N96RW - This Mk.XIIa. reported recovered from a swamp in Gander, Canada and now registered in the USA as N96RW.


Yugoslavia - Hurricane IVLD975 - "O" (also 9539?) ---- see "Serbia".


The following to be confirmed.

Also visit hurricanereplicas : Hurricane Replicas - The Yahoo newsgroup "Dedicated to getting more examples of Hawker Hurricanes flying. A forum to assist builders with ideas and share building tips."

Australia - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – VH-AFW (C/N 26-10663) marked as “AF-W” of 607 Squadron. Held at the Royal Australian Air Force Association Aviation Heritage Museum (The Bull Creek Collection), Perth, Western Australia. After 28 years as a flight engineer from Comet to Concorde Arthur Winstanley retired in 1981. He decided to earn his pilot's licence and build & fly his own aircraft. Arthur, having purchased Hurricane plans designed by Fred Sindlinger in the United States, started the project in September 1982 in England. He transferred the work to Western Australia when he emigrated three years later. The aircraft was completed after ten years and 7,500 hours work and painted in the colour scheme as AF-W (Arthur's initials) of 607 Squadron for its first flight on 17 March 1993. Sadly Arthur Winstanley died in January 1998 but his fine work has been presented to the Aviation History Museum by Mrs Pam Winstanley.

Canada - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica picture of Harry Lasachuk's plane from Toronto, Canada.

 

 

 

Canada - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – "HH-B" at the Alberta Aviation Museum, Calgary, Alberta. (Donated to the museum by Dr. Donald Gower.)

Italy - Hurricane 2/3rd. scale flying replica - A single seat all wood prototype was first built by Costruzioni Aeronautiche. The first flight of an all metal (2/3 scale) tandem two seat was on 13 October 2007.

New Zealand - Hurricane "OK-1" (full size model) is at the Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT), Auckland, New Zealand. Access to the Sir Keith Park Memorial site (Aviation section) is from Motions Rd (off Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland). You will see the Hawker Hurricane displayed on a pillar outside the aircraft hanger. NOTE that at December 2002 OK-1 was under restoration in New Zealand.


Copyright Acknowledged - Bob Gibson 2005
New Zealand - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – ZK-VYX Owner (Bob Gibson) reports that restoration is now completed and the aircraft can be seen flying most weekends from the Taieri Aero Club in Dunedin, New Zealand.

 


Copyright Acknowledged - Rob Bixby - Creative Commons license - 12 May 2014
USA - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – built by Brian Thorpe of St. Augustine, Florida. First flight during 2002. Carl Pascarell has been pictured flying the plane painted in RAF Photo Reconnaissance Unit blue, with the serial letter “T”.

USA - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – A part completed project advertised for sale in October 2002 from St. Joseph, MI., USA as “Hawker Hurricane Replica (project) Sindlinger 5/8 scale, plans-built all wood warbird replica. I was planning to put in a Chevy 4.3 V6, a very snug fit, but will go in there. A list of items included and some pics can be sent to serious buyers only. $5000.”

USA - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – a plane, originally built in the 1960s by Fred Sindlinger himself, crashed at South Prairie Airport, Buckley, Washington, USA in August 2001. Sadly, pilot Carl Terrano did not survive the crash and the aircraft was severely damaged (beyond repair?)

USA - Sindlinger Hurricane 5/8ths scale flying replica – in August 2002 the plane of Ron Sturgill was reported to have crashed. The majority of the plane survived but the wing centre-section was reported destroyed.
This picture of the plane of Ron Sturgills from Ohio.

 

 

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