S.2 XN974 - Yorkshire Air Museum (taxiable), Elvington, North Yorkshire
Buccaneer S.2 XN974 at Yorkshire Air Museum, 26th October 2013; Francis Wallace
The Yorkshire Air Museum has two Buccaneers, and XN974, pictured here, is one of them. XN974 was the first production S.2 and spent much of its early life in development work. She's in excellent condition though the paintwork is a little worn in places. She's seen here having her engines run up - happily that excellent condition means she is runnable, so the Museum occasionally wheel her outside for a blast and even fast-taxi her at the annual airshow. However heavy brake usage means they're currently after some new brake discs - and as she has S.1 style brakes, they're a bit rare - see the help wanted
page if you can help on that score. A few years after the photo above was taken, Andre Tempest painted XN974 back into her original Royal Navy colours which looks pristine to this day!
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