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The Buchon type first flew from Seville, Spain in 1945. In May 1951, an armed, 3 bladed version went into service with a two-place tandem training aircraft following thereafter.
The final variant of the type was a “-M1L” which first flew in March 1954, This model carried two 22 mm cannons and two eight-packs of 80 mm rockets. The -M1L remained in service until late December 1965.
This Buchon Project offers a fantastic opportunity to become part of the journey returning it to flight. The Buchon is a hugely popular aircraft on the air show display circuit and this aircraft adds extra glamour with it having appeared in the famous movie The Battle of Britain. A truly iconic looking aircraft that is available to purchase now “as is” or as a completely restored aircraft.
Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45
Rotol R116/4F5/4 (4-Blade)
- Former Spanish air force
- Struck off charge in 1965
- Utilised in BoB film as a spares aircraft in 1968
- Exported to Big Spring, Tx and stored until 2015 where it came to UK
- Currently being rebuilt by Air Leasing Ltd. Can be purchased as-is or finished.