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    WWII. Price of Empire.

    Having just watched the Battle of Britain episode, I noticed in one of the clips, a Hurricane taking off with what appears to be O2-A code letters. Now I know that Keith Park used OK-1 on his personal Hurricane, but the codes on the Hurricane in the clip are new to me. Could it be SD or SO reversed?.

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    Rather annoyingly i have taken a picture of the Hurricane using my camera phone but i can`t find a way to post it using the forum on my mobile!.

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      #3
      Judging from the completely random nature of the clips used in this type of TV programmes I'd be surprised if the Hurricane in question was from the Battle-of-Britain, Britain.....or even World War Two!

      I quite like the narrative of 'Price of Empire' but just have to ignore the 'corresponding' images!
      WA$.

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          #5
          Could it be OB - 53 OTU?

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            #6
            It looks like SD-A but with the picture reversed, this would make it a 501 Sqn aircraft.
            "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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              When it's reversed....
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                #8
                There was another sequence of Hurricanes in flight which was clearly reversed.
                The footage was very 'illustrative' rather than specific and a lot used in that episode is the same as that in the identically titled episode of The World at War (albeit that there is a degree of inevitability in that).

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                  #9
                  It would seem that the footage is reversed and we are indeed seeing a 501 Squadron Hurricane taking off. Unusual size of code letters make it a nice aircraft for the modellers out there.

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