Today the Hellcat was up and about twice in the hands of Alan Wade, who put on a display on return to Duxford – Chance to show off the Hellcats new windows!
The Hellcat had an engine test earlier this week and a few people noticed a discrete change, Martin Espin explains:
“It’s been a long time coming but with Legends 2014 firmly behind us we have finally made time to fix the ‘missing’ windows on the Hellcat. Armed with Grumman drawing 24538 and illustrated diagram J27 the side windows and rear view panels were fabricated and reinstated into the aft fuselage. ”
A wet day gave us a chance today to look around the hangar with a few pictures added. The MK 14 is just waiting for a break in the usual British summer weather for an opportunity for a test flight following it’s rebuild.
The new P-40C is revealing some interesting detail during it’s inspection.
P-40F shows the difference between the early long nose Allison of the P-40C and the Merlin 500 in the F.
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As you would expect we receive a lot of brilliant photos and videos and often we share these on our diary page. Today we received something extra special. It is on YouTube and was made last week at Flying Legends: Thanks to s Jesper Rådegård from Sweden. http://youtu.be/aGFPNZxPr4A Enjoy.
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