1942 Noorduyn Harvard MkIIB FE511

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Harvard FE511 was built in December 1942 as a MkIIb by Noorduyn Aviation in Montreal, Quebec. Originally allocated US serial 42-708, she served with the RAF as FE511 before being struck off charge in December 1946 and moving to Sweden as Fv16128 in 1947.

She was used as an instructional airframe for many years, initially based at Stockholm- Bromma Airport, before moving to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport from 1975-1987.

In 1987 she was sold to a private collection in Sweden, where she was restored to airworthy condition, civil registered and painted in a pseudo-US military scheme with invasion stripes.

Private UK company Hurricane Heritage purchased FE511 in October 2015 and decided to house her at Shuttleworth, where she is now being restored to her original wartime paint scheme.

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