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Hawker Hind in Afghan colours
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No: 14212   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Hawker   Country: United Kingdom
Hawker Hind in Afghan colours

Photographed in the RAF Museum, Cosford, on 23 May 2011. See also picture #935.
This aircraft was presented to the RAF Museum by the Royal Afghan Air Force in 1968. It differs from British Hinds (the RAF's last biplane light bomber) in certain details. The Royal Afghan Air Force took delivery of 18 Hinds between 1938 and 1940, and these remained in service until 1956.
There is an airworthy Hind, also from Afghanistan, in the Shuttleworth Collection. My father, who was an RAF rigger, worked on this and similar types of aircraft in the 1930s.
Picture added on 24 July 2011 at 09:29
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