Hispano Buchon - Yellow 7

HA-1112-M1L - G-AWHM

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INTRODUCTION

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 has been beautifully restored and is presented for sale in immaculate condition. The aircraft is hugely popular on the air show display circuit and is known for having appeared in the famous movie The Battle of Britain. A truly iconic looking aircraft!


Manufacturer

Hispano

Model

HA-1112-M1L Buchon

Registration

G-AWHM

Serial Number

187

Year Constructed

1958

Airframe Hours

33:30

Engine

Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45

Engine Hours

38:30 Since major overhaul

Propeller

23E50

Livery

1940 Battle of Britain ERA JG26 “Yellow 7”

Avionics

Trig TT22 Transponder

Trig TY91 Transceiver


Equipment

Nil 

History

This aircraft flew in the Spanish Air Force until 1965


In 1968 S/N 187 made it’s movie star debut in the famous movie the Battle of Britain. After filming it was sold to a collector in the USA and went into storage. In 2015 it was sold and shipped to the UK and restored by Air Leasing Ltd. The first flight following restoration took place in May 2018.


The aircraft is currently hangered and maintained by Air Leasing Ltd at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton, UK.



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