Airframe Assemblies Progress Gallery

Here, we will be documenting the progress of RB396’s rebuild, The rear fuselage is currently with Airframe Assemblies (AA) on the Isle of Wight. It has been a long time coming, and it still has a long way to go, however, the airworthy rebuild of likely the first Hawker Typhoon to return to flight, powered …

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Members’ Day October 2019

Our 2019 end of season Supporters’ Club Members’ Day was held on Sunday 27th October. It is held over this weekend, the last weekend in October, every year, as it is our “anniversary” event; the anniversary of the Project’s Public Launch event on the same weekend in 2016. On that weekend the Supporters’ Club was …

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RB396 Delivered to Airframe Assemblies

On the 10th May 2019, the restoration of Hawker Typhoon RB396 passed a major milestone with the delivery of RB396’s fuselage to Airframe Assemblies on the Isle of Wight. Following the recent successful Crowdfunding effort, we are able to commence the rebuilding of RB396’s fuselage, but the first step involves getting RB to the Isle …

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MN235 Visits Coningsby

Pictures from coningsby of Hawker Typhoon RB396 being prepared for transportation back to Hendon after a short stay for RAF100 celebrations.

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A Short Weekend Trip

Pictures from our weekend trip to the continent (3rd & 4th March 2018), 1200 miles covering 4 different countries and the chance to meet with individuals and groups who share a common interest, to see the magnificent Hawker Typhoon RB396 take to the air in remembrance of all crews.

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First Open Day (October 2017)

Pictures from the first Open Day at the home for the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group on 29th October 2017, exactly one year since the public launch. This is only possible because of the support from everyone that has become a member, purchased merchandise or donated at one of the shows we attended this year, or …

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Napier Sabre Unveiling (February 2017)

The Napier Sabre IIa engine that will power RB396 to flight was unveiled to some of the members of our Supporters’ Club at the Boultbee Flight Academy, Goodwood Aerodrome on 19th February 2017.  We were honoured to host Alex Gilbey, a WWII Typhoon pilot, and his family to have a private viewing of the engine. …

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Sabre Engine

RB396’s engine, a Napier Sabre IIa (sn 2484)  

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Project Launch (October 2016)

The 29 October 2016 saw the public launch of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group and the restoration of RB396. The trustees had spent many months organising the details for the day which was made particularly special by the attendance of three veteran Typhoon pilots. Some views from the day…  

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CAD work and Design

The use of modern engineering methods and CAD (Computer Aided Design) will be prominent in the rebuild of RB396.  We have access to production drawings that were made in the Hawker drawing office, the data that can be interpolated from the drawings along with the recovered parts and tools such as laser scanners and CMM …

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Stunning Work in 1/24…

Pictures from David Gaspur in Canada showing his extremely intricate and painstaking work. This view will become a reality because of the support from everyone that has become a member, purchased merchandise or donated at one of the shows we have attended, or in some cases all three. Continued support will see RB grow and …

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Scotland Typhoon Recoveries (April 2016)

Hawker Typhoon JR439.  Dumfries, Scotland, UK. The group had been seeking legal permission to recover Typhoons from Scotland for some time, however in early 2016 we had information that parts from Typhoon crash sites were possibly about to be illegally removed and our hand was forced into action. By April all the necessary paperwork was …

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