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S.2B XV867 - Ken Ward, Morayvia, Kinloss, Scotland

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Buccaneer S.2B XV867 at Highland Aviation Museum, September 2007; Francis Wallace

XV867 is a well preserved Buccaneer cockpit, once apart of Ken Ward's cockpit collection.

Apparently, this particular aircraft flew originally with the Royal Navy and had a deck accident while in service. The pilot on landing thought he had missed all the arrestor wires and opened the throttles to climb out. Unfortunately he had caught the last one which pulled him back down onto the deck severely damaging the aircraft. It was repaired and went on to serve with the Royal Air Force.

Ken Ward loaned the cockpit section to the Highland Aircraft Museum in Inverness which was delivered there in early September 2004. Since then restoration has progressed and was repainted into an overall green, with next to no markings.

In early 2018, XV867 was put on loan to Morayvia and so moved just a couple miles up the road to Kinloss.

Information on this page current as of 20/05/2021, last updated by Jake

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