Friday, December 12, 2008
Squadron Codes on RCAF Homefront Hurricanes
In many sources you often see squadron codes listed for both RCAF Homefront Hurricanes and their Squadrons. However, in all of my research I have yet to find a single picture of a RCAF Hurricane with both squadron codes and the individual aircraft code. (Please keep in mind that the photos of BV coded aircraft from 126 Squadron RCAF are Sea Hurricanes and not standard Hurricanes.) It seemed to me that unlike the RCAF Kittyhawks the Hurricanes didn't carry the squadron codes, only the single aircraft code. Well I was wrong. While searching through the Canada's Aviation Museum's Image Bank I found two photos. I'm not sure if they are new, or if I had somehow overlooked them in the past. Here we have two 128 Squadron RCAF Hurricane Xs with squadron codes. 1351 RA-A and 1380 RA-S. Both these accidents happened in the summer of 1942.
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The museum in Ottawa is one of my favorite avation museums. I even have a poster from there will side views of all the aircraft in their collection. Best thing about it is the images are all in 72nd scale. Further proof that 72nd is God's one true scale!
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