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Survivor XL586 (compositewith XL578)

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XL586 - Action Park (gate guard), Wickford, Essex

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Hunter T.7 XL586 at Melksham, 23rd August 2009; Nigel Goodall/Historic Aero Services

XL586 was in use for some years as a gate guard by the Delta Jets hangar at Kemble but has now moved on, being transported by Historic Aero Services to new owners in Melksham in August 2009. The cluster bomb under the wing is decidedly non-standard - a joke by the Delta Jets ground crew that looked after her for several years - and she's gained the rear fuselage and wings from XL578, hence wearing that serial on one side. She didn't stay long and has since moved to Essex and gate guard duties at an outdoor activities park.

Information on this page current as of 01/02/2012

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