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XT280 - Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.2B XT280 at Dumfries & Galloway, 30th August 2012; Tom McGhee /

XT280 is needs a lot of work and instrumentation. Some panels are missing and the cockpit canopy is cracked. However there is a replacement at the side waiting to be fitted. Some tidying up is also required where the nose section was removed from the fuselage. Nevertheless it is in reasonable condition although could do with a respray. Previously at the Dundonald Aviation Centre, unfortunately that closed and around 2003 she moved to the museum at Dumfries & Galloway. It looks like she's had a repaint since arrival, but her grey paint soon turned a rather hideous shade of blue! Tom's visit found her apparently mid rub-down so presumably another repaint is in the works.

Information on this page current as of 06/09/2012

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