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[[File:WTF-17.jpg|thumb|300px|V7670 in German markings<ref>[http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/394/language/en-CA/WTF.aspx Vintage Wings]</ref>]]'''V7670''' was a Hawker Hurricane Mk I.
'''V7670''' was a Hawker Hurricane Mk I.
 
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Built with metal skinned wings by Hawker Aircraft, as part of a batch from Langley and Brooklands,<ref name="BMAS p161">{{British Military Aircraft Serials}} Page 161</ref> by late February 1941 V7670 was operating with No 261 Squadron based on Malta.
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V7670 was used by Flying Officer John Payne 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
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After the aircraft was recaptured in December 1942, it was passed to No 208 Squadron.<ref name="Flypast Nov 2013 p43">{{Flypast Magazine}} November 2013 page 43</ref>
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Revision as of 22:01, 3 December 2013

V7670 in German markings[1]

V7670 was a Hawker Hurricane Mk I.

History

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 with No 261 Squadron based on Malta.

V7670 was used by Flying Officer John Payne 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

After the aircraft was recaptured in December 1942, it was passed to No 208 Squadron.[3]

References

  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