Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA - Z3055
In 1995 the remains of Hurricane Z3055 were recovered from the seabed off Malta.
Restoration work took place between 1999 and 2005.
The aircraft was restored to 'taxiing' condition.
Read the story of how complex it is to restore a plane like the Hurricane and recognise (below) the individuals who contributed to its successful restoration.
Some of the volunteers, sponsors, experts involved:
David Schrembri - Diver
Frank Salt - Sponsor
Lorry Borg - Volunteer, Carpenter, wood turner
David Polidano - Museum Lead Engineer
Ray Ebejer - Volunteer, metal turner
Hedley Griffiths - Jersey Aviation - Expert in RR Merlins
Maurice Caruana and his engineers - aluminium welding and special tooling
Paul Cardona - donated complete wartime 224 engine
Clive, Linda and Andrew Denney - Vintage Fabrics, UK - fabric covering of the fuselage etc.
Sir Ralph Robbins - Chairman of Rolls-Royce
Vincent Grech - crane owner/driver
Ray Polidano - Museum Director
John Rummery - Replicore Radiators - New Zealand