List of surviving Hawker Hurricanes

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List of surviving Hawker Hurricanes
Hurricane mk1 r4118 fairford arp.jpg
Hurricane Mk I (R4118), a Hurricane from the 1940 Battle of Britain, still flying

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. Replaced by newer designs later on during the Second World War it has not survived as well as its contemporary the Supermarine Spitfire.

Over 14,583 Hurricanes were built and at least 13 survive in airworthy condition worldwide, with other non-flying examples preserved by various air museums.

Australia[edit]

Airworthy
  • Hurricane Mk XII 5481 (registered C-FDNL) was imported from Canada in early 2014 and is being returned to airworthy status, for a private owner, by Pay's Air Service at Scone, NSW.

Belgium[edit]

On display

Canada[edit]

Hurricane Mk IV KZ321; the only remaining airworthy Mark IV
Airworthy
  • Hurricane Mk IV KZ321 (registered CF-TPM, previously G-HURY) is currently the only airworthy Mark IV. Built in the Kingston upon Thames factory in 1942, it served with 6 Sqn RAF in Grottaglie, Italy, and other squadrons in Greece and Yugoslavia. Abandoned in Israel in 1947, the aircraft was returned to the UK in 1983. It was acquired by the Vintage Wings of Canada Collection, Gatineau, Quebec in 2006.[2][3][4]
  • Hurricane Mk XII 5418 is on display but fully operational at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
On display

France[edit]

Airworthy
  • Hurricane Mk IIa DR393 (registered F-AZXR, formerly ZK-TPK) was originally a Mk I P3351. It was delivered to the RAF, and crashed near Prestwick on 21 July 1940. Rebuilt as Mk IIa DR393 the aircraft was delivered to the Soviet Air Force in May 1941, serving for about two years before again crashing near Murmansk, Russia in 1943. The hulk was eventually restored as a Mk IIc in the UK from 1992 to 1995. It was transferred to New Zealand in 1995, and acquired by the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum in Wanaka, New Zealand. Its first flight after restoration occurred in Christchurch on 12 January 2000.[5] Bought by Jan Roozan at auction and shipped to France on February 10, 2013. Arrived at Le Havre on March 30 and taken to Aero Restauration Service at Dijon for re-assembly. Registered as F-AZXR on May 14, 2013.[6]

Finland[edit]

On display since 6 March 2013.Second oldest surviving mk.I.

India[edit]

On display
  • Hurricane displayed as Mk.IIa AP832, and later AB832, though these serials have never been allocated[7] (the former is in a deliberate blank block between Hurricane Mk.IIb's, and the latter is a deliberate blank block between Spitfire serials). The actual Mark of Hurricane is also in question (it is possibly Canadian built Mk.I P5202,[8] but has the armored radiator of a Mk.IV, and the oil deflector ring of a Mk.II or later). The heritage of this aircraft and how it came to be in India is unknown, but it has been on display at the Indian Air Force Museum, Palam, New Delhi since 1975.[9]

Malta[edit]

Hawker Hurricane IIa Z3055 on display at the Malta Aviation Museum
On display
  • Hurricane Mk IIa Z3055 was ditched off the coast of Malta on 9 July 1941. It was recovered on 19 July 1995, and restored to static display condition. It is on display at the Malta Aviation Museum, Takali Airfield, Malta.[10]

Russia[edit]

On display
  • Hurricane Mk IIc BM959 is a war memorial at Revda, 200 miles (320 km) from Murmansk in northern Russia.
  • Hurricane Mk IIb AP740 is at the Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology, Krasnogorsky, near Moscow.

Serbia[edit]

On display

South Africa[edit]

On display

United Kingdom[edit]

Canadian-built Hurricane Mk XII painted to represent Hurricane Mk IIb Z5140 of No. 126 Squadron RAF
“Hurribomber” BE505 of the Hangar 11 collection at North Weald, England, takes off for a display at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire, England
Airworthy
  • Hurricane Mk I R4118 (BoB veteran; registered G-HUPW) is kept in Oxfordshire (restored in 2004 by Hawker Restorations Ltd in the UK).
  • Hurricane Mk IIc PZ865, the last Hurricane built, operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.[11]
  • Hurricane Mk IIb BE505 (registered G-HHII), the last flying "Hurribomber", operated by The Hangar 11 Collection from North Weald (restored in 2005 by Hawker Restorations Ltd in the UK).
On display
  • Hurricane Mk IIa Z2389 on display while under restoration to taxi-only condition at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge.[11]
  • Hurricane Mk IV KX829 is on display at the Millennium Discovery Centre, Birmingham, painted as P3395 as flown by Flight Lieutenant Arthur Clowes DFM of No. 1 Squadron RAF.[11]
  • Hurricane Mk II LF738 is on display at the RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire.[11]
Stored or under restoration
  • Hurricane Mk IV KZ191 last operated by the Israeli Defence Force, privately owned in Berkshire.[11]
  • Hurricane Mk IIb Z5207 (registered G-BYDL), a former Russian aircraft, is privately owned and stored in Gloucestershire.[12]
  • Hurricane Mk XII (registered G-CBOE), a Canadian-built aircraft operated by the RCAF as 5487 and crashed in 1942 is privately owned in Hampshire.[11]
  • Hurricane Mk IIb BH238, the wreck of a former Russian aircraft, is privately owned and stored on the Isle of Wight.[11]
  • Hawker Restorations Limited of Sudbury, Suffolk have three Hurricanes under restoration:
    • Hurricane Mk I P2902 (registered G-ROBT), recovered wreck that crashed 31 May 1940 near Dunkirk.[11]
    • Hurricane Mk I P7317 (registered G-HITT), a composite based on a former Russian aircraft.[11]
    • Hurricane Mk I V7497 (registered G-HRLI), recovered wreck that crashed 28 September 1940 operating with No. 501 Squadron RAF.[11]
Lost

A Canadian-built Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIb was registered as G-HURR. It was destroyed in a fatal accident at the Shoreham Air Show in 2007.[13]

United States[edit]

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc LF686 at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Hawker Hurricane at the Pima Air & Space Museum
Airworthy
On Display / In Storage

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricane/LF658". Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Hurricane/KZ321". Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  3. ^ "/www.vintagewings.ca". Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  4. ^ KZ321 (Vintage Wings)
  5. ^ "Hurricane/P3351". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  6. ^ Flypast Magazine February 2014
  7. ^ http://www.ukserials.com/
  8. ^ http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1286505/
  9. ^ "Hurricane/AB832". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  10. ^ "Hurricane/Z3055". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Ellis 2008, p. 27–267
  12. ^ Ellis 2008, p. 59
  13. ^ AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT 6/2009: Report on the accident to Hawker Hurricane Mk XII (IIb), G-HURR
  14. ^ Bergmann, Roland. "Aircraft N96RW Profile". 1941 Canadian Car & Foundry Hurricane Mk. II. Airport-Data.Com. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lone Star Flight Museum". About Us - Aircraft Status. The Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  16. ^ NTSB, Aviation Accident List by Month. "Saturday 04-26-08 Probable Cause". DFW08LA118A. The US National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIa". The National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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