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Hawker Hunter - Survivor XF382

F.6A XF382 - Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Warwickshire

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Hunter F.6A XF382 at Midland Air Museum, 14th May 2022; Jake Wallace

As museum-housed Hunters go, F.6A XF382 at the Midland Air Museum is rather unusual. Many of her electrical functions are in working order thanks to museum volunteer Peter Buckingham who worked on her while in RAF service. The museum used to sell an info-pack on the aircraft, and a weapons exhibition was put on and the cockpit was opened and powered up for visitors to sit in; children who experience the powered-up cockpit got a certificate to prove it!

This F.6A has an unusual nose - the starboard side has a camera fitting, the legend being that a small number of Hunters were used in anti-drug-smuggling operations in support of Welsh police! As you can see XF382 was looking absolutely superb back in 2007/08 thanks to repaint, and as you can see it is still lasting well!

Information on this page current as of 16/05/2022, last updated by Jake

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