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Survivor 'XG168' (really XG172, composite with WT799/ET-272)

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XG168 - City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk

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Hunter FR.10 XG168 at Horsham St. Faith, 21st April 2007; author

XG172 served with 19 and 263 Squadrons, then 229 OCU and 1 TWU before retirement to the Trade Management Training Squadron at RAF Scampton (maintenance number 8832M). Acquired by The Jet Centre at North Weald, they were to be putting XG172 back in the air at some point and had stored her out in the open at North Weald with several bits missing in the mean time. However she was then bought by Classic Jets at Exeter and then sold to a private owner - a member of the Museum - who moved her to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum for static display, filling the gap left by their departing Javelin. In the process she's regained a number of the bits previously missing including the tail, ailerons and various panels, and has been repainted which has put her in the colours of XG168, an FR.10 variant (she even has the nose to match now, though she's really more an F.6A than anything else). She certainly looks superb in her shiny new colours.

Information on this page current as of 17/09/2008

Find other photos of XG168 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net