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Survivor XN923

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XN923 - Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surrey

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Buccaneer S.1 XN923 at the Gatwick Aviation Museum, 22nd April 2007; Richard Flagg

This is S.1 XN923, part of Peter Vallance's collection. This particular Buccaneer was the second production S.1 and after a brief stint with 700Z NAS, the Navy's trials squadron and the A&AEE, XN923 was assigned to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough and carried out a lot of test and development work, which included the fitting of the familiar fixed refuelling probe. It also had a detachable nose cone used for flying various pieces of equipment in. XN923 is in good condition, having had a partial repaint in 1999 and even has her engines run up from time to time - a 'new' Gyron Junior was installed in 2011/2012 to replace the existing somewhat corroded example.

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