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Survivor XK533

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XK533 - National Museum of Flight (reserve hangar), East Fortune, Lothian, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.1 XK533 at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, May 1997; author

Hidden away in the reserve hangar at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune is this Buccaneer forward cockpit section. Used for several years as a sit-in exhibit, it's mostly gutted with the instrument panel represented by a painted wooden panel. Finally the museum decided that it was looking a bit too tatty so they moved it here and intend to restore it. The ejector seat's a bit of a mystery - it has a Lightning serial marked on it for a start! Apparently she's now in 'deep store' due to "health and safety issues".

Information on this page current as of 10/11/2008

Find other photos of XK533 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net - Blackburn-Buccaneer.co.uk