Built as Hurricane Mk I (serial number P3351) in 1940, this aircraft first served with RAF No No. 73 Squadron RAF during the Battle of France.
Relegated to training duties, it was wrecked in September 1941 and rebuilt as a Hurricane Mk Iia, then taking serial number DR393, and was transferred to the USSR, where it was shot down in the winter of 1943.
The wreck was recovered in 1991. Its restoration as a Mk II was carried out by Hawker Restorations for New Zealander Tim Wallis.
In 2013, following its sale, it moved to France, and was registered F-AZXR.
After a landing accident at Dijon-Darois in 2015, it was repaired and has since found its way back to airshows in Europe.
Immatriculation : F-AZXR Opérateur : Aero Restauration Service Pilote : Bruno Ducreux Date de fabrication : 1940 Livrée : RAF