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Hawker Hunter - Survivor XF382

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

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Hunter F.6A XF382 at Baginton, 1st December 2013; Damien Burke

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 also sells an info-pack on the aircraft, and a weapons exhibition is put on and the cockpit is opened and powered up for visitors to sit in; children who experience the powered-up cockpit get 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 is looking absolutely superb, thanks to a repaint in 2007/08.

Information on this page current as of 03/08/2014, last updated by Damien

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