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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, 25th July 2015; Richard E Flagg

First built as a S.1 and then converted to a S.2 at the production stage, XK526 stands as a reminder of Honington's past, when the Buccaneer OCU was stationed there. The airframe does look more like a plastic mockup than a real aircraft though, with its high gloss paint scheme and a black-painted canopy which is now faded. The canopy was painted black due to the fact it was turning cloudy from where it has been exposed to the sun light for several years, it also covers up the fact the cockpits are completely empty.

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