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Survivor XV582

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XV582 - RAF Leuchars (displayed within the station), Fife, Scotland

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Phantom FG.1 XV582 at Leuchars, 14th September 2002; Bob Lawson

Always one of the most popular static exhibits at the annual Leuchars Battle of Britain airshow in recent years was 'Black Mike' - possibly the most well known RAF Phantom. Kept as a BDRT airframe/mascot, she is in immaculate condition and very well looked-after. With RAF Leuchars closing in 2013 the airframe is now in some risk - one can only hope a museum will be successful in getting hold of her (East Fortune would be perfect, and could get rid of their entirely unrepresentative US Phantom to make room).

Information on this page current as of 11/01/2012

Find other photos of XV582 on the following sites:

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