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Survivor E-425

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E-425 - Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport, Cumbria

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Hunter F.51 E-425 at Carlisle, 13th February 2012; David Chadwick

E-425, seen here when at the Midland Air Museum, is an ex-Danish example and had been partially repainted in its original colours some years ago. However the Museum had a change of heart and in late summer 2000 she was repainted in RAF colours, in fact 111 Squadron 'Black Arrows' markings, representing XG190. Sadly in modern Britain an aircraft in RAF colours, it turns out, draws more visitors than one in her correct Royal Danish Air Force markings! In 2007 she had another change of scheme, into Raspberry Ripple colours but no particular identifying marks. Swapped with Martin Garrett during 2008 in part exchange for a Viscount, Martin then sold E-425 on to the museum at Carlisle and she left Baginton in late 2008. She appears to be in much the same condition more than 3 years later so Carlisle appear to be looking after her well.

Information on this page current as of 17/02/2012

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