New Hawker Hunter twoseater for Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation
Fliegermuseum Altenrhein (Switzerland) and Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation (DHHF) at Leeuwarden, the Netherlands have concluded an agreement regarding the sale of Hawker Hunter Mk68 registered as HB-RVP (ex Swiss Airforce J-4205) to DHHF.
This aircraft (41HR/003221) will at DHHF replace its Hunter T.8C G-BWGL/N-321 which, due to unsurmountable technical issues, no longer can be operated.
Hunter HB-RVP will be transferred to the British civil register, as is the case with DHHF’s Hunter F.6A (G-KAXF). The aircraft will, like its predecessor, wear the authentic colour scheme of the twoseater Hawker Hunters operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force, with the spurious military registration N-322.
Due to existing corona-restrictions, delivery of HB-RVP to DHHF will take considerable more time than envisaged. The aircraft is expected to arrive at Leeuwarden air base in the course of the second quarter of this year. It is foreseen to have this year all still flying Hunters in Europe together celebrating the Hawker Hunter’s 70th birthday.
Credits: Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation