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XJ565 - de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, London Colney, Hertfordshire

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Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ565 at London Colney, 17th June 2007; Mick Boulanger/Demobbed

XJ565 here is seen here at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre. XJ565 has a working wing fold function and the wings are regularly folded as a visitor attraction. The museum are also replacing the rather tired canopy with a fresh new one. They would like to get the canopy opening electrically, but are stumped for a gearbox as the aircraft one has rotted away. The aircraft is in fair condition overall, but they are hoping to get it a little better, by treating it with anti corrosion compounds, and replacing some of the missing parts. If you know of any, the museum is looking for most hydraulic components, as well as a pair of engines, to get the bird looking good once more.

Find other photos of XJ565 on the following sites:

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