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Survivor XR977

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XR977 - RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire

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Gnat T.1 XR977 at Cosford, 9th June 2002; author

Part of the collection at the RAF Museum at Cosford is this rather nice example in Red Arrows colours, wearing one of many variations on the colour scheme that the team tried out during their Gnat years. XR977 first flew on 1st January 1964 and served with 4 FTS, suffering a number of incidents including a belly landing on 7th May 1970. Transferred to the CFS in March 1976 and joined the Red Arrows as No.3 aircraft, staying with them until it was flown into Cosford on 5th October 1979 for ground instructional use as 8640M and eventual allocation to the RAF Museum. She's seen here on a rare trip outside during the 2002 airshow.

Information on this page current as of 09/10/2010

Find other photos of XR977 on the following sites:

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