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S.2B XT280 - Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.2B XT280 at Dumfries & Galloway, 30th August 2012; Tom McGhee /

XT280 is needs a lot of work and instrumentation. Some panels are missing and the cockpit canopy is cracked. However there is a replacement at the side waiting to be fitted. Some tidying up is also required where the nose section was removed from the fuselage. Nevertheless it is in reasonable condition although could do with a respray. Previously at the Dundonald Aviation Centre, unfortunately that closed and around 2003 she moved to the museum at Dumfries & Galloway. She arrived in two colour schemes - on her port side she wore wraparound camouflage, and her starboard wore an odd shade of blue representing the Navy, this can be seen in the photos above. XT280 has since been repainted back into her royal navy colours which looks very smart and has obtained a refuelling probe.

Information on this page current as of 10/07/2021, last updated by Jake

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