Fliegermuseum Altenrhein at Altenrhein, Switzerland and Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation (DHHF) at Leeuwarden have concluded an agreement regarding the sale of Hawker Hunter Mk68 registered as HB-RVP (ex Swiss Airforce J-4205) to DHHF. This aircraft will at DHHF replace its Hunter T.8C G-BWGL/N-321 which, due to unsurmountable technical issues can no longer be operated.
Hunter HB-RVP will be transferred to the British civil register, as is the case with DHHF’s Hunter F.6A . The aircraft will, like its predecessor, wear the authentic colour scheme of the two-seater 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 considerably more time than envisaged. The aircraft is expected to arrive at Leeuwarden Airbase in the course of the second quarter of this year.
It is hoped that all airworthy Hunters in Europe can come together to celebrate the Hawker Hunter’s 70th birthday.
DHHF was established in 2005 by a group of military aircraft enthousiasts to conserve and operate a Hawker Hunter ex-military jet, as a tribute to an iconic fighter aircraft and as a memento to the Dutch air force squadrons that flew the Hunters in large numbers the fifties and sixties of last century. DHHF is supported by the RNethAF, and has Leeuwarden Airbase as its home.
(Banner image via DHHF)