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No. 5816. Hawker Sea Fury T.Mk.20 (NX233MB c/n 41H/620508) "September Pops"
Photographed at Reno Air Races, Nevada, USA, September 17, 2006
Ordered for the Royal Navy on August 21, 1948, this aircraft was
delivered as VZ351. In 1957 it was repurchased by Hawker,
reconditioned, and registered as G-9-56 ('Class B' markings). It
was sold to the German government as D-CEDO in 1960. In 1972 it was
de-registered, between 1975 and 1985 it was stored in Belgium, the
registration OO-SFY was reserved but not taken up. In October 1985
it was shipped to the USA and in May 1997 it flew again as N233MB
after being restored, re-engined with a Wright R-3350 and listed as
Racer number "911" and named "September Pops".
Created October 31, 2006.