History[edit | edit source]

Built with metal skinned wings by Hawker Aircraft, as part of a batch from Langley and Brooklands,[2] by late February 1941 V7670 was operating from Malta.

V7670 was used by Flying Officer John Payne of 261 Squadron to claim a Bf 110 damaged on 25 February, together with a Bf 110 probably destroyed and a Dornier Do 215 destroyed on 5 March. Shortly afterwards, it was captured in North Africa, and repainted with Luftwaffe insignia, only to be recaptured in December 1942. It was then passed to 208 Squadron[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Vintage Wings
  2. Robertson, Bruce. British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966. Ian Allen Ltd. 1967 Page 161
  3. Flypast Magazine. Key Publishing Ltd. November 2013 page 43
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