Hispano Buchon-White 9

HA-1112-M1L - G-AWHH

£1,600,000 GBP

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 is in no doubt, a very impressive aircraft and with its striking resemblance to the infamous Messerschmitt 109 it is a very popular type on the display circuit worldwide. This aircraft is in immaculate condition which combined with its film star status makes it a very interesting aircraft indeed!


Manufacturer

Hispano

Model

HA-1112-M1L Buchon

Registration

G-AWHH

Serial Number

145

Year Constructed

1958

Airframe Hours

59:35

Engine

Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45

Engine Hours

64:35 Since major overhaul

Propeller

Rotol R116/4F5/4

Livery

JG52 September 1941 “White 9”. This is was the scheme of UFFZ Edmund Roβmann, one of the most respected leaders in JG52. ‘Paule’ flew in the Battle of Britain before transferring to Russia. In July 1943 he landed behind enemy lines in an attempt to rescue a fellow pilot but was captured by the Russians. He had scored 93 victories, and had been awarded the Knight’s Cross.

Avionics

Trig TT22 Transponder

Trig TY91 Transceiver


Equipment

Smoke system fitted

History

Built in Tablada Seville in Spain in 1958 where S/N 145 served with the Spanish Air Force until 1965 (reg C4K-105).


This aircraft flew in the famous movie the Battle of Britain in 1968. 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 June 2018.


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


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