This may be of interest to those who like the Hurricane
This is an attempt to build the first online “Database” for Hawker Hurricane airframes. This is intended to be a crowd-sourced project so if you have an interest in this aircraft, please email the webmaster at admin AT rafcommands.com The database can be accessed at www.rafcommands.com/database/hurricanes/ Consider the current state as a “Beta” version. Overall, some 14,487 Hurricanes and Sea Hurricanes were produced in England and Canada. The majority of Hurricanes, 9,986 were built by Hawker (who produced the type at Brooklands from December 1937 to October 1942 and Langley from October 1939 to July 1944), while Hawker’s sister company, the Gloster Aircraft Company, constructed 2,750. The Austin Aero Company completed 300 Hurricanes. Canada Car and Foundry was responsible for the production of 1,451 Hurricanes. What can you do with this data? you can figure out the “Mark” , search on partial serials, Get the “TOC” and “SOC” Dates, Look up the “Details” page and see the recorded “Incidents” and “Accidents” against the serial, figure out the Country that the airframe was sent to or ended up with and a few other operations .. you could try looking up engine numbers too – less than a couple of dozen examples are populated in the table.. Read on...... www.rafcommands.com/.../the-hawker-hurricane.../
Thanks for sharing this. This has been a pet project of mine for decades, but made more possible by the recent Database updates on the RAFCommands site.
A project like this is beyond the capabilities of a single individual, but multiple contributions can make it quite enriching. If the aircraft is close to your heart, please reach out to me - and I will set up access to updating the data.
There is a google sheet with all the 14,000 plus records that captures the highlights of the individual airframes - Serial, engine number, TOC, SOC, date of write off, cause of write off, a free text field to capture a potted history of the airframe, and the geographical theatre the aircraft was dispatched to. If anyone wants access to it, please email me - you can help in writting potted histories, cleaning up errors in existing entires etc.
There is a second 'events' log that requires contributions as well.
Lastly, I invite members to email images that you may hold in your collection that has the serial visible. As you can see this is one place where 263 Hurricane images are available against the 14000+ produced.. thats just around 2%..
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