SRU team crew examining crash-landed Hurricane with Humber Snipe Heavy Utility car in the background
Aircraft Recovery in the Western Desert

 


 

Commer Q2 Tractor of R.A.F. No.53 SRU in Egypt hauling
the fuselage of a Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB on Tasker short semi-trailer
Commer Q2 Tractor of R.A.F. No.53 SRU
Personnel of No.53 Salvage and Repair Unit brew tea and stretch their legs in the Western Desert while transporting salvaged Hawker Hurricane IIB fuselages to Helwan, Egypt
Hurricane MkIIA HB-D Z4967 en route to the Salvage and Repair Unit workshop at Helman near Cairo
Hawker Hurricane Mk.II Z4967 of 229 Squadron RAF on Tasker short semi-trailer
Hurricane Mark IIB R BD930 of 73 Squadron RAF being lifted onto "Queen Mary" trailer
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB BD930 of 73 Squadron RAF on "Queen Mary" semi-trailer
Bringing them back to fight another day
Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engine of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB BD930 of 73 Squadron RAF under repair

 


 

Thornycroft Amazon WF/AC6/1 with Coles MkVII petrol-electric crane
Thornycroft Amazon WF/AC6/1 with Coles MkVII petrol-electric crane
Engine Overhaul of Kittyhawk coded "OK-B" of 450 Squadron RAAF, LG 91, July 1942
Engine Overhaul of Kittyhawk coded "CV-?" of 3 Squadron RAAF
2-colour camouflage introduced mid-1942

 


 

Leyland Retriever with Coles MkVII petrol-electric crane
Leyland Retriever with Coles MkVII petrol-electric crane

 


 

Bedford OXC Tractor of R.A.F. SRU in Egypt hauling
the fuselage of a Curtiss P40E "Kittyhawk Mk.I" on Tasker "Queen Mary" semi-trailer
Captured ex-Italian Macchi MC.202 fighter
Bedford OXC Tractor of R.A.F. Salvage and Repair Unit ("SRU")
Hawker biplane (Audax ?)
Hurricane of unidentifiable RAF Squadron
Curtiss P40E "Kittyhawk Mk.I" of 112 "Shark" Squadron RAF on Tasker "Queen Mary" semi-trailer
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