Aeroplane Monthly 1985-07
P.Capon - Capon's Corner
This AST Exeter staff photograph was taken on August 12, 1944. P. T. Capon is sitting seventh from the left. Does anyone recognise themselves as one of the group?
This Hawker Hurricane Mk IIC, in the BE42? series, was photographed at Hawker’s Langley aerodrome near Slough in 1941. This production aircraft was powered by a 1,260 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine and was the last aircraft to be photographed by the author before he left Langley in October 1941.
Two photographs of Hurricane Mk I P3065 of 151 (F) Sqn photographed at Hawker's Hurricane Repair Section at Langley. Coded DZ-G, the Hurricane was flown by Sub Lt H. W. Beggs and badly damaged by a German Bf 109.
The prototype Hawker Henley, K5115, outside the Hawker flight sheds at Brooklands in March 1937. Powered by a 1,025 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin F engine, this aircraft Later became the Rolls-Royce Vulture testbed. It was struck off charge in March 1941.
The four-gun Hawker "Yugoslav” Fury No 10 during firing trials of the Darne wing guns at Brooklands in 1937.
Hawker “Yugoslav” Fury No 13, photographed at Brooklands in 1937, was another four-gun version.
Two-gun “Yugoslav” Fury at Brooklands in September 1936.
Not one of Hawker’s best - the Hotspur prototype K8309. This aircraft was powered by a 1,025 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin II engine and is seen at Brooklands in June 1938.