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Survivor WV910

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WV910 - Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire

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Sea Hawk FGA.4 WV910 at Boscombe Down, July 1st 2000; author

This somewhat anonymous cockpit section is thought to be WV910, an FGA.4 but absolute proof is hard to come by. WV910 flew with the Empire Test Pilots School at Boscombe Down until 1958/59 and on retirement was converted into a calibration trainer with the internals ripped out and a more basic instrument panel installed with instruments to display control forces and enable test pilots to judge stick forces instinctively in future. She served this purpose until 1991 and is now part of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. Anyway, she's in excellent condition externally apart from the windscreen which has been fractured by an impact with something. The interior is not as complete as it could be, no surprise given her conversion to a stick force trainer, but it's getting there.

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