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Survivor XV352

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XV352 - RAF Manston History Museum, London - Manston Airport, Kent

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Buccaneer S.2B XV352 at Manston, 1st September 2001; author

XV352 served with the MoD(PE), 208 Squadron and 237 OCU, and was one of the Buccaneers that was involved in the Gulf War (named 'Tamdhu'). Her last flight was into RAF St. Athan for BDR duties in 1994. She was scrapped in 1998, with the nose section kept to one side for possible preservation. Since then it's appeared at Manston where she is now safely undercover and part of an exhibition on the history of the famed foam runway facilities that used to be present at RAF Manston (note the fake foam on the floor beside her!)

Find other photos of XV352 on the following sites:

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