Hurricane on a truck

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Teaboy
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Hurricane on a truck

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Hello,

On the way back from duxford this evening, someway up the m11 going the opposite direction was a truck. On the back of this truck appeared to be a Hawker Hurricane. I say appeared, because driving at 90mph one can only catch a glimpse. It appeared to have had its nose cone removed, alone with the prop, and it's wings were tucked neatly beside it.

Would anyone be able to enlighten me as to where this was going and what it's purpose is? It was quite a surprise to see!

Thanks

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That sounds like the one we followed out of Waddington about 19.15 yesterday.

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RoverDriver wrote:Good luck in avoiding the points and potential driving ban if you get clocked!
:whistle:


(Tongue firmly in cheek, by the way)


Haha, exactly my thoughts too, but without the tongue in cheek bit.

Also sounds like the same hurricane I saw going round the M25 near Chorleywood about a month ago.

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neilos wrote:
RoverDriver wrote:Good luck in avoiding the points and potential driving ban if you get clocked!
:whistle:


(Tongue firmly in cheek, by the way)


Haha, exactly my thoughts too, but without the tongue in cheek bit.

Also sounds like the same hurricane I saw going round the M25 near Chorleywood about a month ago.


I'm sure he is referring to the closing speed - the truck was doing 40 and he was doing 50!! :lol: If not.......... :roll: :roll:
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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So, there were more hurricanes on the M11 than at flying legends yesterday.... :biggrin:

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No, there is one on the ground there as well, and in one piece!! :lol:
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Could be the replica one that gets taken to shows owned by a charity? Which I can't remember the name of right now.
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the fairford mole
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Is that the one that is displayed near St.Mawgan / Newquay Airport, that i think is a mock up

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Saw it too in probably the same place. It is a mock up as I saw it clearly on the truck despite me doing 60mph!
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i saw it near Grantham after leaving Duxford doing 69mph officer

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Ah thanks. I just glimpsed it out of the corner of my eye during a section where there were tree's along the central reservation, hence why I couldn't get a proper look..... not that I would ever get a "proper look" at anything going the other direction while concentrating on driving!

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