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S.2B XX899 - Robin Phipps, Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Show Ground, Nottinghamshire

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Buccaneer S.2B XX899 at Newark Air Museum, 28th August 2021; Jake Wallace

XX899 was delivered to the RAF in 1976 before being sent to the Gulf War in 1991 as 'P' named 'Laser Lips Laura'. The airframe retired in 1994 and was reduced to a cockpit at Hanningfield Metals.

Robin Phipps bought the nose section of XX899 and moved it to the Midland Air Museum in Coventry where she was on display for many years and was slowly being restored.

In October 2018 when Robin decided to move his cockpit to the Newark Air Museum for display. The cockpit overall is in overall good condition and is fairly complete including a radar still fitted in the nose which does make it quite nose heavy. Since being at the museum, Robin has slowly been repainting the cockpit using aerosol cans which is giving a good result, unfortunatly Robin is struggling to find the correct colour match and with COVID-19 in 2020/2021 there hasn't been anytime to complete the repaint.

Information on this page current as of 29/08/2021, last updated by Jake

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