XV864 - Defence Fire Training and Development Centre (crash rescue training), Manston Airport, Kent
Buccaneer S.2B XV864 at Manston, September 2008; Francis Wallace / Blackburn Buccaneer Society
XV864 has avoided actually being burnt at all despite being a fire crew training aid at Manston, and is instead used primarily for aircrew extraction training. Unfortunately this meant the canopy was more or less permanently open and as a result the cockpit is in pretty poor condition with much of the internals removed. The remainder of the airframe has also been fairly heavily spares-recovered. In recent years she appears to have been put out to grass (literally!), and is more of a display item than a regular training aid - at least the canopy has been closed!
Information on this page current as of 06/04/2009
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