1940 HURRICANE X - Hurricane AE977 - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
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1940 Hurricane X

AE977

• Built as Hurricane I by Canadian Car & Foundry,
Spring 1940.

 

• Initially delivered to RAF in September 1940.

 

• Converted to Sea Hurricane Mk.X by July 1942.

 

• Crashed on December 5th, 1942 while being
piloted by Squadron Leader Douglas Trevor King
RNVR. Classified as ‘beyond economical repair’

 

• Found in 1960 and placed in storage until 1994

 

• Tom Wallis & Tony Ditheridge/Hawker
Restorations Ltd., Milden, UK, April 21,
1994-2001.

• Restoration began in 1994-2000.

 

• Registered as G-TWTD.

 

• First flight June 7, 2000, Painted in the scheme
of Gp Capt Douglas Bader, Commanding Officer,
242 Sqn, circa 1940. Marked as AE977

 

• Tom Friedkin/Chino Warbirds Inc, Chino,
California, USA

 

• Oct. 2001-2004 Shipped from Southampton
to Galveston.

 

• Trucked to Houston, TX for assembly.

• Based at Planes Of Fame.

 

• Shipped to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
Ltd, UK, 2012.

 

• Registered as G-CHTK March 2013.

 

• Currently painted to represent Hurricane
Mk.I P2921 ‘Blue Peter’ flown by Pete Brothers
of 32 Squadron, Biggin Hill during 1940