Hurricanes over Tobruk....

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    Well, after scanning through this one....

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    I found two interesting Hurricanes...., V7213 and V7813, first one was flown by C. J. Laubscher (No. 274 Squadron), an South African, the second by J. Pompéï (No. 73 Squadron)....

    Now, the question is, I can't find V7213 among the serials, maybe it's an error, or? On the other hand, I did find the V7813, the question is though, is she an IIb or an IIc?
     
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    According to the SAM Modellers Datafile vol.02 about the Hurricane the V7813 was the Mk.I The serial is of the block V7795-V7838 built by Hawker factory for the contract number 62305/39. The series of metal wing Hurricanes was powered by Merlin III and Rotol three-blade variable-pitch prop. Planes delivered 2.7.1940-5.2.1941.
     
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    Thanks buddy....

    Block 4, Fourth Hawker Produced Block
    Serial Range V7200 - V7209 (10), V7221 - V7260 (40), V7276 - V7318 (43), V7337 - V7386 (50), V7400 - V7446 (47), V7461 - V7510 (50), V7533 - V7572 (40), V7588 - V7627 (40), V7644 - V7690 (47), V7705 - V7737 (33), V7741 - V7780 (40), V7795 - V7838 (44), V7851 - V7862 (12), AS987 - AS990 (4) Total 500
    V7863 - V7900 (38.), V7917 - V7956 (40), V7970 - V8000 (31), V8023 - V8068 (46), V8088 - V8127 (40) Total 195, Order cancelled aircraft not built.

    Aircraft produced by Hawker Aircraft Limited at Langley. To Contract 62305/39, powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III's. Aircraft deliveries commenced on the 2nd July, 1940 and were completed on the 5th February, 1941. Average rate of production about two aircraft per day. The first 25 aircraft of this block were completed with fabric covered wings, but were later modified to metal wings at Maintenance Units, the remaining 475 aircraft completed with metal wings by manufacturer.


    The way it was written, it had me confused.... :lol:
     
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    I'm wondering why. All is quite clear. :lol:
     
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