|Air to Air Photography
Hurricane Mk.1 (P3717)
June 24, 2022
|Hawker Hurricane (P3717 'SW-P' registered G-HITT) was built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd in 1940 as a Mk.1 Hurricane and passed to the RAF in June 1940 initially with 253 Squadron at Kirton in Lindsey before moving to RAF Kenley in August. Pilot Officer W Samolinski from Poland flew this fighter against Messerschmitt BF 110ís claiming a Bf110 over Redhill during the Battle of Britain before it was damaged and later returned to Hawkers for major repairs. Following modification to Mk.2a standard as DR348 it was transferred to Russia by sea.
In the 1990s it was recovered and it began its extensive restoration to airworthiness which was achieved in March of 2017.
|Left to right: Two images using my 70mm-200mm lens and a shot of the pilot of the Cessna Caravan.