Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon Saffraanberg

 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB

Single engine ground attack aircraft

A single Hawker Typhoon was used after WWII as instructional airframe at the Technical School of Saffraanberg and later on at Tongeren. In June 1952 after the reconstruction of the School at Saffraanberg this very rare aircraft and a Hawker Hurricane were offered as museum exhibit at the Royal Army Museum at Brussels. Unbelievably only the Hurricane was accepted by the museum authorities. This is more than a missed opportunity as only one complete Hawker Typhoon remains in the world today.



Serial C/N Date In Date Out History
RB286 - 1946 1952 RB286 (RAF), Technical School Saffraanberg, Technical School Tongeren, scrapped


Last updated 06/06/12 17:48   Daniel Brackx