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Old 15th May 2017, 05:30
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Sounds good Duncan, I hadn't realised they claimed so many...do claims with 803/806 RNFS count? I realise they are Hurricanes rather than Sea Hurricanes but perhaps following the idea that Seafires in the Normandy landings were effectively Spitfire V, and Martlet claims with RNFS/805?

I have 5 with PQ18 but think that is too high, and just 2 with 835 in 1944 (one shared with two pilots).

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p.s. FAA claims with RAF be about 30 or so?
AFAIK, these are all shipborne kill claims. Shore based FAA Sea Hurricanes might have claimed others as well.

According to the RN NSH The Royal navy and the Arctic Convoys there were 6 accepted Sea Hurricane kill claims during PQ-18, but one may have been a CAM fighter.

There were certainly two post-war verified claims for Nairana/835sqn in 1944 but I believe that a 3rd aircraft was claimed to have been shot down, as it was burning and losing altitude when last seen.
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Old 15th May 2017, 05:47
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Has anyone else arrived at a total? Or a total for any of these a/c types?

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According to David Brown Fairey Fulmar MK I & II, AP 254, there were 112 Fulmar kills.
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Old 15th May 2017, 14:52
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Re: FAA total

Thanks for the additional input.
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Old 18th May 2017, 18:39
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Re: FAA total

I have a copy of Sturtivant's FLEET AIR ARM AIRCRAFT 1939 TO 1945. It gives a very short service history of every FAA aircraft including any approved kill claims. A quick read through the section on the Gloster Sea Gladiator shows a total of 13 aerial kills while the section on the Skua shows 27 kills.

I don't know how accurate these totals are and it involves adding up a number of fractional kills.
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