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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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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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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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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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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Sabre Engine

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

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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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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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