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Registration: G-BTTA

Construction Number: 37534/ISS13

Code Number: 243

Model Hawker Sea Fury FB10

Operator: The Old Flying Machine Company

Airport: RNAS Yeovilton (YEO / EGDY), UK - England

Photographer: Martin Laycock

Date Taken: 15/07/1994

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Photographed the day before RNAS Yeovilton's 1994 Air Day. This Fury was delivered to the Iraqi Air Force as '243' on 23 September 1949. She was recovered from Iraq by David Tallichet and was operated in the USA as N28SF from 1979-81. She was then exported to Australia for Guido Zuccoli and was registered as VH-HFX on 22 April 1985. She was then operated by Bruce Andrews of Melbourne from November 1985 until 1991 when she was acquired by the Old Flying Machine Company and registered as G-BTTA. OFMC flew her in the markings of Netherlands Navy '115', then Iraq 243, then Royal Navy PR772/107/Q & VW238/107/Q). She was exported to the USA then to South Africa in 2000 for John Sayers of Johannesburg and registered as N103FD (later ZU-SEA) and flown in Royal Navy colours as 105/R.

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