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Survivor 'XE683' (ex 'XF383', really E-409)

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XE683 - City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk

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Hunter F.51 XE683 at Horsham St. Faith, 21st April 2007; author

Built as an F.51 for the Royal Danish Air Force, E-409 first flew in March 1956 and was delivered to Vaerlose in Denmark to serve with Esk 724 in August of that year. In December 1975, E-409 was bought back by Hawker Siddeley at Dunsfold and in 1982 was disposed of to the South Wales Preservation Society. August 1995 saw this aircraft moving to Norwich for display. She arrived looking rather sorry for herself, but work soon began on stripping her prior to being repainted in RAF colours as 'XF383', and 4 years later she was very nearly finished. A return visit in 2007 found her undergoing some more work, and with the serial changed to 'XE683'!

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

Find other photos of XE683 on the following sites:

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