Sunday

Hawker Hind

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NZ1518 (ex K6717) from production batch 3 was later modified by General Aircraft Ltd as a trainer. The aircraft is known to have served with 98(B) Squadron and the Special Duties Flight. Assigned to New Zealand on August 20, 1940. This aircraft is under restoration by Don Subritzky at his Albany workshop for eventual static display with MOTAT.



A set of wings was donated to the musuem and they were on display for some years at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum at Wigram Christchurch, fitted to a Hind fuselage put together by Don Subritzky.

I have photos in my collection of the Hind being recovered from the bush. Included in the photos is the pig hunter who first stumbled upon the crash site and wreckage.

Photos
- similar Hind to the Motat example being worked on at Dairy Flat (Richard Wesley)
- wreckage in the bush recovered by Motat volunteers in the 1970's (Richard Wesley Collection)

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