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    Default Belgian SABCA built Hurricanes 1938-40

    I understand that 80 Hurricanes were to be produced under licence by SABCA in Belgium, please can anybody tell me what sort of numbers were actually built presumably for the Belgian Air Force and were they lost in 1940 or did some cross the Channel to the UK to be absorbed by the RAF, I have read of an initial batch of 20 in 1939 (twin bladed prop) armed with 4 x 12.7mg's. I have old notes to say less than 20 were completed before the Germans arrived and possibly none had flown in combat ?
    thanks for your help Pete

    Is this considered to be authoritative ?
    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archiv...hp?t-4210.html
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    Default Re: Belgian SABCA built Hurricanes 1938-40

    A little further forward in my notebook I find that Aeroplane magazine June 2015 (page 28) issue 506 has published an article
    "The true fate of the Belgian Air Force’s new, but ill-fated, Hawker Hurricane fleet in 1940"
    Would any kind member happen to have a copy please ?

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    Default Re: Belgian SABCA built Hurricanes 1938-40

    Peter what is your email address ?’

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    Default Re: Belgian SABCA built Hurricanes 1938-40

    Thank you Paul, I fired off a PM to you
    much appreciated
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    Default Re: Belgian SABCA built Hurricanes 1938-40

    @PaulMcMillan: could I possibly also have a copy of the article?

    John Engelsted

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