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Erwin

Luftwaffe Hawker Hurricane ?

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Hi all,

 

I found this on Wings Palette.

 

I states" captured in 1940 at Merville".But not the month.

 

Was that before or during the BoB ?

 

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14 minutes ago, Graham Boak said:

Captured at Merville suggests the Battle of France, pretty strongly.

Just wondering.

 

But you do have a strong point.

 

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There was a Hurricane which defected, but that was a Mk.II some time later (a Czech pilot),  I don't know quite where to go to check the story of this aircraft, but I'm pretty sure that the only British fighter to end up in France in this period was the well-known example of Hardy's Spitfire.  I'm sure that a Hurricane would be equally well known (well, almost).  Whereas over 150 Hurricanes are simply known as "Lost in France" during the actual campaign.

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Many, many examples of the Hurricane I were abandoned at Merville in May 1940. It could be ex 87 Squadron or 79 Squadron, possibly amongst other units.

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Someone makes a decal of that which appears on eBay from time to time. I believe the real thing was a cut-and-shut of various damaged airframes abandoned during the retreat but can’t recall where I read that.

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Hi

    unfortunately i have forgotten my details for the old lemb site

 

but from notes on my hard drive it appears that this was supposed to be the first hurricane captured in may 1940,

it eventually went later in 1940 to jagdflierschule 2 at magdeburg

( via rechlin ? ) 

 

other hurricane mk I  were 

 

maybe someone with the air brit serial books can check which ones the following two were 

 

 Wn2545   ( ie N2545 or P2545 ? ) 

 Wn2683  ( likewise P2683 ? ) 

 

 

KM+GG

4+1  ( at rechlin )

V7670

T9536

 

another hurricane was one with JG51 at marquise but photos captioned say it was captured during the BoB

  but the photos show it with a sky tail band so it must be nov 40 onwards and it also has a long pointed spinner on it 

 

cheers

   jerry

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57 minutes ago, brewerjerry said:

another hurricane was one with JG51 at marquise but photos captioned say it was captured during the BoB

  but the photos show it with a sky tail band so it must be nov 40 onwards and it also has a long pointed spinner on it 

 

5584732068_5c30be5d1d_o.jpgCaptured  Hurricane. by Etienne du Plessis, on Flickr

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The "Jagdfliegerschule 2" moved in September / October 1940 from Magdeburg to Zerbst (Anhalt).

There they used a Hawker Hurricane I with the Code "? F + SC" (? means unknown)

The camouflage was original and the plane was used for dogfight training.

(Have a poor b9w picture, but can't post it here.)

 

modelldoc 

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