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Survivor ET-272

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ET-272 - Boulton & Paul Assocation, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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Hunter T.53 ET-272 at North Weald, 1st April 2000; author

Seen at North Weald looking pretty sorry for itself was the nose ET-272, at that point in the hands of The Jet Centre (ex McCarthy Aviation) after leaving its previous home of Bruntingthorpe. While at Brunty it was looking somewhat healthier, for instance it had some paint on it! Apparently the nose had been stripped for a reason - it was to be grafted onto the front of another Hunter fuselage to create an airworthy example. This seems to have fallen through however and new owners Classic Jets of Exeter have now loaned it to the Boulton & Paul Association for restoration and display. ET-272 first flew in October 1958 and was delivered to the Danish Air Force the next month, allocated to Esk 724. ET-272 stayed with Esk 724 throughout her career, moving from Aalborg to Karup and then to Skrydstrup in March 1959. Esk 724 disbanded in March 1974, ET-272 was retired and sold back to Hawker-Siddeley Aviation in December 1975. History since then, anybody?

Find other photos of ET-272 on the following sites:

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