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Survivor J-4202 (ZU-HUN, ex XF951)

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J-4202 - Ron Wheeldon (flyer), Thunder City, Cape Town, South Africa

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Hunter T.68 J-4202 at Lanseria, February 1998; Stefan Weber

Here's ex-Swiss Air Force T.68 J-4202, which is flying in private hands in South Africa. She's pictured at Lanseria shortly after Stefan Weber flew her there. At one point it looked like the OFMC were going to buy her but they settled on getting a couple of T.7s back in the air instead. She's now owned by Ron Wheeldon and based at Thunder City. J-4202 was originally built as an F.4 for the RAF and served with 3 and 111 Squadrons plus 229 OCU before being placed into storage and sold back to Hawker-Siddeley. They converted it to a T.68 and sold it to the Swiss Air Force who took delivery in 1975, flying her until retirement in 1994. Once again, as with J-4059, Ron acquired her when the museum that intended to take her failed to finish the deal. As this enabled him to get training time on the Hunter and fly his single-seater, it's a good job too!

Find other photos of J-4202 on the following sites:

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