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Survivor PP-XHH (ex XE704, J-736)

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PP-XHH - Embraer (flyer), Brazil

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Hunter T.72 PP-XHH at height over Brazil, 29th September 2001; Luiz Tedeschi/Embraer

Originally built as an F.4 for the RAF (as XE704), she served with 112 Squadron, became a maintenance airframe and was then sold back to Hawkers for conversion to a T.72 for the Chilean Air Force. Retired to the National Aerospace Museum in Chile, she was then sold to Embraer of Brazil to be used as a flight test chase plane (with the civilian ID of PP-XHH), and was chosen for its good Mach 0.95 level flight performance. During July and August 2001 she averaged 35 flight hours a month and has proven to be a reliable workhorse for Embraer, and a popular performer at airshows - Hunters are a serious rarity in Brazil!

Information on this page current as of 12/2001

Find other photos of PP-XHH on the following sites:

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