Other Aircraft

Other (Southend) Historical Aircraft Museum aircraft from 1967 to 1983

On this page you will find a list of most of the smaller or less significant aircraft that were either permanent residents, stored, undergoing restoration or were simply put on display in the museum during the winter months when they were not being flown. Where possible, pictures and a small amount of relevant information about the airframes will be provided and in some rare cases, dates have been given too although these may be approximate. Please note that the names below only denote the owner at the time that these aircraft were resident at the museum and that now in probably all cases, those aircraft that survive to this day have moved on to pastures new.

Aircraft on the British Register

G-AAIN

ham-parnall-elf-g-aain

Parnall Elf II

On loan from the Shuttleworth Collection where she had been kept in storage – Only on display during the first year – Returned to the Shuttleworth Collection where she was restored to airworthiness

(Image taken in 1983)

G-AEOA

HAM Puss Moth

De Havilland D.H.80 Puss Moth

On loan from Anthony and Edward Haig Thomas – Still current in the U.K.

G-ACEJ

HAM Fox Moth

De Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth

On loan from Anthony Haig Thomas – Still current with limited C.o.A. – Registered owner in Germany

G-ACLL

De Havilland D.H.85 Leopard Moth

On short-term loan from Anthony Haig Thomas during the winter of 1979-80 – Kept on the Isle of Man by a private owner

(Image taken at Pendeford in 1963)

G-ADLY

HAM Hornet Moth

De Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth

On loan from Anthony Haig Thomas – Sold October 1980 – Still current – Registered owner in Holland

G-ADXS

HAM HM14

Mignet H.M.14 Flying Flea

Built locally by Chris Storey and displayed in his garage on Alexander Street for many years – Loaned to the H.A.M. by his widow Gwen – Deregistered – Now preserved at The Real Aircraft Company, Breighton

G-AEZF

Short S.16 Scion

Parts only – See the menu ‘Tradair – Others’ for a full history of this aircraft

G-AFNG

HAM Moth Minor G-AFNG

De Havilland D.H.94 Moth Minor

On loan from Anthony and Edward Haig Thomas – Still current but now in France

G-AGYU

HAM G-AGYU

De Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth

On loan from Anthony Haig Thomas – Sold November 1980 – Still current in the U.K. and flies with a private owner as ‘DE208

G-AIDF

HAM G-AIDF

Miles M.14 Hawk Trainer

Owned by the S.H.A.M. – Towed to Southend from Plymouth (as above) – Blown over and destroyed by high winds on September 5th 1968 – Stored then later broken up and remains burnt along with the forward fuselage of Proctor G-AOBW/’NP339′

G-AIEK

HAM G-AIEK

Miles M.38 Messenger

On loan from James Buckingham – Still current in the U.K. and flies with a private owner as ‘RG333

(Image taken at Plymouth in 1968, before coming to Southend)

G-AJUD

HAM J1 Autocrat

Auster J1 Autocrat

On display from c.1976 to 1977 – Still extant in the U.K. (although deregistered) and was undergoing a rebuild as of 2012

G-AKGD

HAM Gemini

Miles M.65 Gemini 1A

Owned by the H.A.M. from November 1972 – Eventually succumbed to glue rot and subsequently destroyed by vandals and scrapped

G-ANPE

HAM G-ANPE

De Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth

Owned by Robert Budge and occasionally appeared at the H.A.M. – Was temporarily dismantled and stored under a wing of the Lincoln for a time – Still current with a private owner in the U.K. albeit with a limited C.o.A.

G-ANZJ

HAM Proctor NJ

Percival Proctor 4

Initially owned by the S.H.A.M. as G-ANZJ from c.May 1967. While the fuselage and central section of the aircraft were original, it was eventually completed by using the wings of ‘NP339‘ below after which it was painted up and displayed at the H.A.M. as ‘NP303‘ – Later sold for restoration, but was ultimately beyond the realms of saving, so her engine and propeller were removed and the fuselage was then sold on to an unknown individual in Kenley where it was employed as a gate guardian of sorts – Destroyed in an arson attack c.1985-86.

G-AOBW

Percival Proctor 4

Displayed with the S.H.A.M. as ‘NP339‘ from May 1967. However, after moving to the Aviation Way site the aircraft was found to have extensive glue rot and was eventually cut in two. The wings were later donated to ‘NP303‘ above while the rear empennage was also retained and in the museum’s early years, used as a travelling exhibit before finally being placed alongside Dragon G-ACIT. The forward section of this aircraft was subsequently burnt at the same time as the wrecked Hawk Trainer G-AIDF.

With thanks to Cliff Stone for providing the picture above

G-APOD

HAM G-APOD

Avions Fairey Tipsy Belfair

On loan from Robert James Miller from c.1982 onwards – This aircraft was deregistered in September 2000 although it is currently the subject of a long-term restoration project

G-APTW

HAM G-ANLW

Westland Widgeon

On loan from Helicopter Hire at Southend – Currently at the North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland

G-APWY

HAM G-APWY

Piaggio P.166

On loan from Marconi from c.May 1981 onwards – Deregistered in October 2000 – Now stored at the Science Museum, Wroughton

G-ASDL

Beagle A.61 Terrier

On short term loan from Clifford P. Lockyear and Colin Mason. Displayed as ‘Auster T.7 WE558‘ – Has since been reduced to a frame which now resides at East Midlands Europark

G-ATBL

HAM DH60G Gipsy Moth

De Havilland D.H.60 Gypsy Moth

On load from Anthony Haig Thomas – With Comanche Warbirds Ltd in the U.K. as of 2017 with a valid C.o.A.

G-AVHE

Vickers 812 Viscount

Nose only (Ex-Channel Airways) – Painted in British Midland colours for a show, after which it was donated to the H.A.M. – Now in Stuttgart, Germany

G-AVKE

HAM Gadfly

Gadfly H.D.W.1

On loan from Gadfly Aircraft – Now on display at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

G-AWIW

HAM G-AWIW

SNCAN Stampe SV4B

On loan from Rothmans – Still current in U.K. with a private owner but stored, possibly at Sutton Coldfield

(Image taken at Booker in 1971)

G-AXPG

HAM HM293

Mignet H.M.293 Flying Flea

On loan from William Hardy Cole – Still current in the U.K.

G-AXYW

HAM Stampe

SNCAN Stampe SV4B

On loan from Rothmans until circa December 1974, then sold in Australia during January 1977 as VH-BVU

G-AYLK

SNCAN Stampe SV4C

On loan from Roy Budge – An enclosed cockpit Stampe that was present at the H.A.M. during the early years – Destroyed after flying into power lines (which thankfully, the pilot survived) – The wreckage was later stored behind the museum where it remained until the H.A.M’s demise – Finally deregistered in December 1986

G-AYWT

HAM G-AYWT

SNCAN Stampe SV4C

On loan from Roy Budge as a replacement for the above – Sold by December 1975 – Still current with a private owner in the U.K.

(Image taken at Staverton during 2011)

G-AZNF

HAM G-AZNF

SNCAN Stampe SV4C

On loan from Hugh John Smith – Still current in the U.K. with a private owner and a valid C.o.A. flying as G-HJSS

G-BCKB

Rockwell SR2-600 Thrush Commander

On loan from Ladi Marmol’s A.D.S. Aerial during 1976 – Sold in France during 1982

G-BONE

Pilatus P.20-6

On loan from Aeromech from late 1981 – Aircraft sold in the U.S. during February 2004

(Image – At North Weald on June 29th 1986)

G-OAHB

HAM G-OAHB

Lockheed T-33 Silver Star

On loan from Ormond Adair from September 1981 to June 1982 – Re-registered as G-JETT and then G-TBRD – Deregistered in January 2007 after being written off at Duxford on September 6th 2006

(Image – At Duxford on June 29th 1975)

G-WGHB

HAM G-WGHB

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 3

On loan from Ormond Adair from c.September 1981 – Deregistered February 2012 – Undergoing rebuild as of 2015

Aircraft with British Military Serials

TB863

HAM TB863

Supermarine Spitfire LFXVIE

Owned by Bill Francis who had previously worked on the numerous aircraft used in the Battle of Britain film. It is believed that he received this aircraft as payment for services rendered after the production company ran out of funds. At the time of production, the aircraft was not airworthy and was only to be used as a static set piece. This Spitfire was later stored in the back garden of his house on the corner of Oaken Grange Drive and Hampton Gardens in Southend before finally moving to the museum where a good deal of restoration work was carried out, although this was never fully completed.  Bill also owned numerous other Spitfire parts such as wings and fuselages which were for a time stored behind Ladi Marmol’s hangar next to the railway line – TB863 now resides in Temora, Australia.

XG325

English Electric Lightning F.1

Cockpit only – On loan – Later donated to Rayleigh A.T.C. – For sale on Ebay during July 2011 – Now reportedly in Thetford

WG670

HAM WG670

Westland W.S.51 Dragonfly

Part of the S.H.A.M. – Damaged by fire in 1972 – Later scrapped c.1977

(Image taken at Blackbushe in September 1970)

XL811

XL811

Saro Skeeter AOP.12

On loan from the T.A.C. Manchester from 1972 to 1983 – Now preserved at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

(Pictured at the I.H.M. in June 2010)

XP165

HAM Scout

Westland Scout A.H 1

Owned by the H.A.M. from July 1975 to May 1983Now preserved at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Aircraft Registered Overseas

D-EKMU

D-EKMU Fi-156C-3 Storch

Fieseler Fi-156-C3 Storch

Flown to SEN after being bought by the H.A.M. circa 1973 – Was to be kept airworthy but certification problems prevented this due to a Storch having never been on the U.K. register –  Initially painted bright orange and black before being returned to a more original, desert camouflage scheme – Sold to Paul Raymond in May 1983 – Now with Kermit Weeks in Florida

N9606H

Fairchild Cornell II

Arrived at the H.A.M. in April 1974, although badly water damaged in transit from the U.S. – Stored – Finally repaired and put on display during 1982

Now with C.R.N.L. Aviation in Bansted (ex-42-14361 also FH768 and G-CEVL)

TA392

HAM Harvard

North American AT6A Harvard

(LN-BNM) Owned by the H.A.M. from circa 1974 – Now preserved at RAF Hendon in RAF colours bearing its RCAF registration of FE905

F-BDFE

Stampe SV4C

On loan from M.J. Coburn & C.C.G. Hughes and was subsequently delivered disassembled to the H.A.M. from Blackbushe and then stored – Eventually allocated G-AYHV in May 1971 but ultimately never rebuilt with some of her parts likely going towards the restoration of another Stampe after the closure of the museum – Deregistered in September 1974

 

B.A.P.C. Aircraft

B.A.P.C.6

Avro Triplane Replica

Was on loan from the Midland Air Museum – Now preserved at the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology

B.A.P.C.64 – ‘P3059’

Hawker Hurricane Replica

Used in the B.o.B. film – Was on loan from the Battle of Britain Museum – Currently at the Kent B.o.B. Museum, Hawkinge

B.A.P.C.65 – ‘N3289’

Supermarine Spitfire Replica

Used in the B.o.B. film – Was on loan from the Battle of Britain Museum – Currently at the Kent B.o.B. Museum, Hawkinge

B.A.P.C.66 – ‘1480’

Messerschmitt Bf-109 Replica

Used in the B.o.B. film – Was on loan from the Battle of Britain Museum – Currently at the Kent B.o.B. Museum, Hawkinge

With thanks to Tony Avis for providing extra information relevant to a number of the airframes above.

 

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