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    Default A Hawker Hurricane IIB in Moradabad, India (Trying to ID it)

    For folks who havent seen this - This was breaking news a day or two ago : http://www.warbirds.in/uttarpradesh/...icane-iib.html


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    A rare and complete Hawker Hurricane IIB fighter aircraft preserved at the Uttar Pradesh Police Academy in Moradabad has been requisitioned by the Indian Air Force - and a deal has been struck in which a MiG-21 UM has been given to the Academy.

    The aircraft appears to be a victim of a forced landing possibly on its belly, the prop shows damage of the blades braking off except for stubs attached to the spinner... it looks like this http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries...N780_Salvage01 sadly there is no dataplate or serial thta has been located yet - but I do have an engine number.

    MERLIN XX No-42639RIGHT HAND TRACTOR
    A 219867

    The wings show six gun ports each - so we know its a IIB. The location it pranged is Moradabad which is 100m ENE of Delhi.

    I have taken a first level look at the Hurricane Losses I have in SEAC - in my DB there are 1288 prangs - and could not come up with any candidates. Will take a more detailed look later again.. FWIW There were roughly about 2500 Hurricanes delivered to the Far East.

    I know its a long shot - but i have seen engine numbers recorded inv arious sources - ORBs, 1180s etc.. Putting it out there should we pin the Identity down.

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    Jagan
    Last edited by Jagan; 2nd February 2021 at 16:22.

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    Default Re: A Hawker Hurricane IIB in Moradabad, India (Trying to ID it)

    Jagan I an sure that Rolls Royce Heritage trust has a record of Merlin numbers and delivery (obliviously not in final aircraft) but if you know delivered to factory X at time Y - will provide a strong clue as to the range of serials you would be looking for Paul

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    Default Re: A Hawker Hurricane IIB in Moradabad, India (Trying to ID it)

    Hi Paul, A friend is already working that angle!

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