Resurrecting a

Forgotten Legend

Restoration to flight of the world’s only combat veteran Hawker Typhoon MkIb, RB396.

The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HTPG) exists to raise the funds required to oversee the rebuild and return to flight of the sole surviving combat veteran Hawker Typhoon MkIb, RB396.

The Typhoon; a powerful, potent ground attack aircraft that redressed the balance in mainland Europe during World War Two (WWII), has been lost from the collective memory of our national, industrial and engineering heritage. RB396 will symbolise this heritage, educate the public and become a permanent memorial to all the crews, of all nationalities, that made the ultimate sacrifice operating the Typhoon.

It’s time to remind the world.

Hawker Typhoon RB396 – 75 years on

The 1st April 1945 was the day that Hawker Typhoon RB396 took to the sky for the last time. Or was it? Now, 75 years on, the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HPTG) is working hard and taking great strides forward in the effort to bring her back to life.

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Progress so far

The physical rebuild is underway, with our partners the Aircraft Restoration Company and Airframe Assemblies. It began in the summer of 2019 after three years of fundraising and after the successful completion of a Crowdfunder Campaign in May 2019.

This project is run entirely by volunteers and has been funded to date exclusively by kind donations from our Supporters’ Club and members of the public. We need help to ensure we raise the funds required, within our planned timescale.

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Joining the Supporters’ Club is the best way to show your support for the project and to be part of the story. Your subscriptions will go directly towards the rebuild effort.


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