Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA - Z3055

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Hurricane Mk IIA restoration

Restoration

  • 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

Andrew Cilia

Mario Zammit

John Hawkins

James Wilson

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

Tony Spiteri

Sandro Magri

John Rummery - Replicore Radiators - New Zealand

James Watson

 

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