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La Hispano-Aviacion SA Hispano HA-1112-M1L ‘Buchon’/c/n 223/C4K-102/G-AWHK

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La Hispano-Aviacion SA Hispano HA-1112-M1L ‘Buchon’/c/n 223/C4K-102/ G-AWHK

La Hispano-Aviacion SA Hispano HA-1112-M1L ‘Buchon’/c/n 223/C4K-102/ G-AWHK

*UPDATE* - In May 2016, Buchon 'Yellow 10' went into the painting bay in 5 hangar and emerged a couple of days later as 'Black 2'/Yellow Nose for its part in the Christopher Nolan film 'Dunkirk'  which was being filmed in France/Holland and the south coast of England.

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Hispano HA-1112-M1L, Construction Number 223 built at Hispano Aviacion Factory,Seville, Spain.

Registered to Spitfire Productions Ltd as G-AWHK for use in the Battle of Britain film.

Struck off UK register as transferred to the USA acquired in lieu of payment by Wilson 'Connie’ Edwards and shipped to his ranch in Texas.

After flying briefly as N9938 it went on static display in Detroit with the Confederate Air Force.

Registered to Classic Aviation Ltd as G-BWUE, under the care of the Old Flying Machine Company at Duxford.

Registered to Robert Fleming and transferred to The Real Aeroplane Company, Breighton for a rebuild to full airworthy condition.

Following restoration, G-BWUE flown for the first time by Nigel Lamb, Chief Pilot of the Old Flying Machine Company with the aircraft in the colours of a Bf-109G-2/trop of JG.27 and flown by Hauptmann Werner Schroer when based at Rhodes in early 1943.

Ownership changed and registered to Spitfire Ltd with a move back to Duxford under the care of ARCo.

Another change of ownership and registered to Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford.

G-BWUE had a new colour scheme applied over the winter months to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and emerged as ‘Yellow 10’ the scheme it wore during the making of the ‘Battle of Britain’ film in 1968.

Civil registration changed from G-BWUE back to the original G-AWHK.

1959

May 1968

Nov 1968

 

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Jun 1966

May 1998

 

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Oct 14