Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Hawker Typhoon, Hawker Tempest, Hawker Fury and Hawker Sea Fury

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom,

Hawker Typhoon, Hawker Tempest, Hawker Fury and Hawker Sea Fury

Data Current to 9 Sep 2019.

 (Author Photos)

 (Hohum Photo)

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib (Serial No. MN235), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  MN235 was built in 1944 at Hucclecote, Gloucestershire, making its first flight on 8 Feb 1944.  It was allocated to the USAAF for fighter comparison and evaluation trials but placed in storage after a minor accident.  It came back to the UK and was on display in the RAF Museum at hendon.  MN235 was on loan to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from May 2014, painted in the colours of RCAF No. 440 Sqn.  (We were very glad to have it).  The Typhoon returned to Britain on 12 Apr 2018 and is currently back at Hendon.

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib, RAF No. 486 (NZ) Squadron, wearing 12-inch black and 24-inch white bands over Tangmere, UK, 27 Oct 1943.  (IWM Photo CH 11578)

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib (Serial No. RB396), "Sheila", Reg. No. G-TIFY, Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HTPG), Cranfield.  Test flown on 9 Nov 1944 this aircraft served with No. 51 Maintenance Unit at Lichfield, Staffordshire in Nov 1944.  It flew with No. 174 Sqn, 2nd Tactical Air Force, in Jan 1945.  Mostly flown by Canadian Pilot Officer Frank Johnson, who named it "Sheila" after his wife.  While being flown by Flight Lieutenant Chris House, RB396 was damaged by flak and force landed Denekamp in the Netherlands.  The aircraft's remains are being restored to fly, on the Island of Wight, possibly ca. 2024, with oversight by the Duxford Aircraft Restoration Company (ARC).

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Hawker Tempest prototype in flight, ca 1944.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW401), ex-Indian Air Force, Reg. No. G-PEST, stored, Blackbushe.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW758),  ex-Indian Air Force, stored, Blackbushe.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW742) in flight, ca 1944.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW763), ex-Indian Air Force, Reg. No. G-TEMT, Weald Aviation, North Weald. Being restored to fly.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Paulmaz Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. PR536), ex-Indian Air Force, Reg. No. HA457, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (RAF Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. NV696), during a test flight, November 1944.

 (IWM Photo ATP 14599C)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. NX201), 1 Nov 1944.

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. JN768), ex-Indian Air Force, Reg. No. G-TMPV, owned by Richard Grace, Halsead.

 (Panhard Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

Hawker Tempest TT.5 (Serial No. NV778), ex-Indian Air Force, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Fury Mk. II ISS (Serial No. SR661), ex-Iraqi Air Force (Serial No. 315), painted in the markings of the Sea Fury prototype, Reg. No. G-CBEL, John Bradshaw, Bournemouth, Dorset.  Airworthy.

Hawker Fury Mk. II ISS (Serial No. unknown), ex-Iraqi Air Force (Serial No. unknown), British Army War Trophy, 2003, location and data to be determined.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. VR930), Royal Navy Historic Flight, Yeovilton, Somerset. Airworthy.

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. VX653), Reg. No. G-BUCM, currently being restored, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (AKS.9955 Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury T.20(Serial No. WG655), 910, "Invincible", Reg. No. G-INVN, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Andrew Thomas Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Sea Fury T.20S (Serial No. VX281), Reg. No. G-RNHF, Royal Navy Historic Flight, North Weald, Essex.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. WJ231), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Anthony Noble Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. TF956).  This aircraft was lost when it crashed into sea off Prestwick, Scotland, 10 June 1989.