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Survivor XN974

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XN974 - Yorkshire Air Museum (taxiable), Elvington, North Yorkshire

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Buccaneer S.2 XN974 at the Yorkshire Air Museum, 20th May 2001; Bob Lawson

The Yorkshire Air Museum has two Buccaneers, and XN974, pictured here, is one of them. XN974 was the first production S.2 and spent much of its early life in development work. She's in excellent condition though the paintwork is a little worn in places. She's seen here having her engines run up - happily that excellent condition means she is runnable, so the Museum occasionally wheel her outside for a blast and even fast-taxi her at the annual airshow. However heavy brake usage means they're currently after some new brake discs - and as she has S.1 style brakes, they're a bit rare - see the help wanted page if you can help on that score.

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

Find other photos of XN974 on the following sites:

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