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S.2 XK526 - RAF Honington (gate guard), near Thetford, Suffolk

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Buccaneer S.2 XK526 at RAF Honington, 12th January 2007; Francis Wallace

XK526 stands as a reminder of Honington's past, when the Buccaneer OCU was stationed here. She looks more like a plastic mockup than a real aircraft though, with high gloss paint scheme and a black-painted canopy. The canopy was painted black due to the fact it was turning into a white colour from where the sun had got to it for several years. It's also to cover up the fact her cockpit is completely empty.

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