emblem RRAF Escadrila 53Romanian Royal Air Force - RRAF 

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 3/53 Red 3 Horia Agarici Rumania June 1941 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 3/53 Red 3 Horia Agarici Rumania June 1941 0B

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 3/53 Red 3 Horia Agarici Rumania June 1941 0C

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 3/53 Red 3 Horia Agarici Rumania June 1941 0D

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 5/53 Yellow 15 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 5/53 Yellow 3 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 5/53 Yellow 7 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 1 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 1 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0B

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 2 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 3 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 4 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricane Rumanian AF Esc 53 Yellow 5 Horia Agarici Rumania 1941 Mushroom 9111 0A

Hawker Hurricanes Rumanian AF Esc 53 1 Rumania 1941 01

Photo 01: Arriving at Pipera, the German pilots of I./JG28 were surprised to discover several Royal Rumanian Air Force Hawker Hurricanes which, some months earlier, had been amongst their opponents during the Battle of Britain. In December 1938, Rumania had ordered twelve Hurricane Is which were delivered to Escadrila 53 and numbered 1 to 12.

Hawker Hurricanes Rumanian AF Esc 53 1 Rumania 1941 02

Photo 01: This machine, seen several months later, has been repainted, the original RAF disruptive scheme of dark green and dark earth on the uppersurfaces in which the aircraft was delivered having been replaced by an overall dark green. Similarly, the early Rumanian roundels have been replaced with the new 'Michael's Cross', first applied in May 1941. Undersurfaces appear to be in the black and white style first introduced in the RAF in September 1938 and still current when the aircraft were delivered. Note that the Rumanian national colours have been applied to the propeller tips. The Luftwaffe would meet the Hurricane again, first in Yugoslavia and later flown by RAF pilots when German forces invaded Greece.

Book Reference: Romanian Fighter Colours 1941-1945 (Mushroom White Rainbow Series 9111) Pages 41-54

Hawker Hurricanes Rumanian AF Esc 53 3 Rumania 1941 01

Hawker Hurricane MkI RRAF Forţele Aeriene Regale ale României flown by Bazu Cantacuzino who became the leading Romanian fighter ace.

Profile 01: Hawker Hurricane MkI RAF Forţele Aeriene Regale ale României flown by Bazu Cantacuzino who became the leading Romanian fighter ace

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

This webpage was updated 6th June 2021

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