The Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa P3351 has been dismantled and shipped to France where it will be received by its new owner, whose identity has not been revealed. This aircraft was part of Sir Tim Wallis’ Alpine Fighter Collection in New-Zealand.
Hurricane Mk IIa DR393 (registered ZK-TPK) was originally a Mk I P3351. It was delivered to the RAF, and crashed near Prestwick on 21 July 1940. Rebuilt as Mk IIa DR393 the aircraft was delivered to the Soviet Air Force in May 1941, serving for about two years before again crashing near Murmansk, Russia in 1943. The hulk was eventually restored as a Mk IIc in the UK from 1992 to 1995. It was transferred to New Zealand in 1995, and acquired by the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum in Wanaka, New Zealand. Its first flight after restoration occurred in Christchurch on 12 January 2000.