Thunder & Lightnings

Fairey Gannet - Survivors

Gannet sunset
Gannet sunset; John Eacott

The Gannet hasn't done too badly in retirement, with examples of each variant still to be found and even the possibility of up to three flying examples at some point in the future. The airframe, being designed for carrier landings, is tough and extensive anti-corrosion features help it survive in the open air at museums. None of the prototypes survived; neither did any of the prototypes of the competing Blackburn or Shorts designs.

Click on the serial of a survivor entry for further information. Please comment on any individual survivor entry you feel requires an update!

Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XA331AS.1Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia16/03/2009
XA334AS.1Camden Museum of Aviation, Narellan, New South Wales, Australia
XA434AS.1Australian National Museum of Flight, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia24/06/2010
XG789AS.1Air Museum, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia29/03/2009
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XA508T.2Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Warwickshire16/05/2022
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XL450AEW.3Luftwaffenmuseum, Hermeskeil, Germany02/08/2021
XL472AEW.3South Wales Aviation Museum (stored), St. Athan, Wales24/02/2023
XL482 (ex N1350X)AEW.3Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA15/06/2021
XL497AEW.3Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland31/08/2021
XL500 (G-KAEW)AEW.3South Wales Aviation Museum (restoration to fly), St. Athan, Wales24/02/2023
XL502 (ex G-BMYP)AEW.3Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire25/09/2023
XL503AEW.3Fleet Air Arm Museum (stored), RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset04/11/2021
XP226AEW.3Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire15/05/2023
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105 (AS-05)AS.4Bumi Moro Naval Academy, Surabaya, Indonesia16/03/2022
AS-00AS.4Museum Pusat TNI - Satria Mandala (Armed Forces Central Museum), Jakarta, Indonesia15/06/2021
'AS-00' (actually AS-07)AS.4Lanudal Juanda NAS Museum, Surabaya, Indonesia13/06/2021
'UA106' (really UA110, ex XG840)AS.4Luftwaffenmuseum, Berlin-Gatow, Germany29/03/2009
UA112 (ex XG852)AS.4Technik Museum Speyer, Germany13/06/2021
UA113 (ex XG853)AS.4Aeronauticum Nordholz, Germany14/06/2021
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XA466COD.4Fleet Air Arm Museum, (stored), RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset08/08/2022
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XG882 (composite with XA463 and XG889)T.5Privately Owned (derelict), Errol Airfield, Tayside, Scotland08/11/2021
XG883T.5Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berkshire09/05/2022
XG888T.5Australian National Museum of Flight, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia07/2002
XT752 (N752XT, ex G-APYO, WN365)T.5Privately owned, (Restoration to flight), Woodville, Wisconsin, USA05/08/2023
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XA459ECM.6Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport, Cumbria20/08/2023
XA460ECM.6Ulster Aviation Society, Long Kesh, Lisburn, Northern Ireland06/03/2022
XG797ECM.6Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire29/03/2009
XG831ECM.6Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall at War Museum, Davidstow, Cornwall11/10/2022

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
N/ASimulatorThe Aeroplane Collection, Hooton Park Airfield, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire07/08/2012
N/ASimulatorDavidstow Airfield & Cornwall at War Museum, Davidstow, Cornwall11/10/2022
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WN411AS.1Privately owned, Southampton, Hampshire10/07/2021
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XL449AEW.3Robin Phipps, Steventon, Oxfordshire17/02/2022