Taken at Warbirds over Wanaka, Luggate Airfield, April 23, 2002. Tail wheel and rear fuselage as seen from port. The Hurricane has a fixed (non retracting) castoring tailwheel. Early spin tests resulted in the addition of a small ventral fin which doubles as a tailwheel fairing. The underside (from aft of the radiator) including the fairing is painted aluminium.
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