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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Update: 75th Anniversary Tribute to the Royal Air Force - Iconic Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Set to Return to the Air Soon!

Update: the Hurricane nears flight testing now and certification. If you have any questions regarding the aircraft, restoration, and purchase details, feel free to leave a comment and I will reply quickly.

In addition to P/O W.M.C. Samolinski, the regular pilot assigned to this very Hurricane during the fateful summer of 1940, it was flown at least once by RAF ace John (Percy) Greenwood, who identified the aircraft identification number in his RAF pilot logbook during a telephone conversation.

Articles on the restoration of ex-253 Squadron Hurricane P3717/DR348,  its history, and more appeared in issues of Warbird Digest and the September 2013 edition of FlyPast magazines.


  1. This is absolutely brilliant and a credit to Hawker Restorations. Two British-built Mk1 Hurricanes with WW2 combat records that will fly again. Well done you guys!!!! Dave

  2. Thank you for your kind comment. We are all thrilled and cannot wait to see the Hurricane return to the skies! Please be sure to keep an eye out for updates and feature articles in Warbird Digest and FlyPast.

  3. I almost forgot to mention this - my research on P3717 has also uncovered new details related to some 70 years of mystery about the fate of the pilot originally assigned to it during the summer of 1940.