Hawker Hurricane IIB/C

Hawker Hurricane PZ769 THS-52/ZC

 Hawker Hurricane IIB/C

Single engine single seat fighter used for communications and as instructional aircraft

At the creation of the new post-war "Aviation Militaire/Militair Vliegwezen" in 1946 six former RAF Hawker Hurricanes fighters of two versions (B & C) were acquired and served as fast communications aircraft with the "Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron" based at Hendon (U.K.). Only three of these aircraft were actually operational with the Transport Wing at Evere while the others were transferred to the Technical School at Saffraanberg to serve as instructional airframes. During 1947 all the flying aircraft were withdrawn from use while at least three Hurricanes were destroyed in the huge fire of the Technical School at Saffraanberg on 8 August 1948. One aircraft was preserved and is now on display at the Royal Army Museum at Brussels.

 

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RAF Registration c/n Date In Date Out History
LF165 - Jul 1946 1948 LF165 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe)
LF345 - May 1945 Jul 1947 FLF345/ZA-P (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, 367s/169W, Crashed Booischot on 2 Jul 1947
LF658 - Feb 1946 1951 LF658 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe), Technical School Tongeren, "RA-A/658", "ML-B", "LF345/ZA-P" Royal Army Museum, Brussels.
- PG554 - May 1945 Jun 1947 PG554 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron,Technical School Saffraanberg (instr. airframe) - To Be Confirmed !!
PZ754 - Sep 1946 Mar 1947 PZ754 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, Crashed Evere 28 Mar 1947.
PZ769 - Dec 1945 1948 PZ769 (RAF), Allied Flight Metropolitan Communications Squadron, "ZA-M", THS52/ZC, Technical School Saffraanberg (inst. airframe)
 
- HW685 - 1945 1946 HW685/5344M (RAF), only used as intr. airframe at Belgian school at Snailwell (U.K.)
 

 

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