Vintage Aircraft Maintenance & Restoration

Hispano HA-1112-M1L “Buchon” (ME109 C4K) G-AWHH


  • Airframe time since restoration at Air Leasing LTD 10 Hours
  • Engine Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45 time since overhaul at Vintage V12’s 15 Hours
  • Propeller Rotol R119/4F5/4 time since overhaul at Skycraft Propeller 10 Hours
  • The Hispano HA-1112-M1L “Buchon” is a licence built ME109 G produced by Hispano in Spain in the 1950’s. The “Buchon” is fitted with a late spec Rolls Royce Merlin, rather than the DB605 of an ME109. This installation gives the aircraft tremendous reliability still maintaining the fantastic looks and performance of the ME109. This aircraft , serial number 145, was constructed in Tablada Seville in 1958 and served with the Spanish Air Force as serial number C4K-105 until 1965. The aircraft was resurrected from storage, along with many others, for the filming of “The Battle of Britain” in 1968. After the completion of the filming the aircraft was shipped to Texas where it remained untouched in storage until 2015. The aircraft was then shipped to the UK by Air Leasing LTD in 2017 for restoration. The aircraft will be fully restored in the UK by Air Leasing LTD and supplied with a full CAA Permit to Fly on its British civil registration G-AWHH. The restoration will be complete by the June 2018.

    Full specification:

    • Aircraft finished in Luftwaffe III./JG 52 “White 9” scheme of Uffz Edmund Roβmann, September 1941
    • Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45 overhauled by Vintage V12’s of Tehachapi California, warranty to 80 hours or 24 months.
    • Rotol R119/4F5/4 4 blade propeller overhauled by Skycraft
    • Disc brake conversion
    • Cockpit restored to original HA-1112-M1L configuration.
    • Trig TY91 8.33 VHF Comm
    • Trig TT22 “Mode S” Transponder

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