Sea Hurricane IIB G-BKTH

Posted by Ken (Haverfordwest, United Kingdom) on 7 September 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

There are several Hawker Hurricane's in the UK, but this one is unique, being the only airworthy Sea Hurricane, one of about 400 standard Hurricane's that were converted for use off ships during the 2nd World War. This particular example was built in Canada, originally as a Hurricane Mk1, in 1940, converted in 1941 and served with the Royal Navy until 1943 when it became an instructional airframe. Since then it appeared as a non-flying aircraft in the 1960's film Battle of Britain. Between 1986 and 1995 it was restored to flying condition by the Shuttleworth Trust.

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