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Hawker Hunter - Survivor 'XG168' (really XG172, composite with WT799/ET-272)

FR.10 XG168 - City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk

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Hunter FR.10 XG168 at City of Norwich Aviation Museum, 12th April 2012; Francis Wallace

XG172 served with 19 and 263 Squadrons, then 229 OCU and 1 TWU before retirement to the Trade Management Training Squadron at RAF Scampton (maintenance number 8832M).

Acquired by The Jet Centre at North Weald, they were to be putting XG172 back in the air at some point and had stored her out in the open at North Weald with several bits missing in the meantime. However, she was then bought by Classic Jets at Exeter and later sold to a private owner who is a member of the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, and so that's where she got moved to for static display, filling the gap left by the Javelin. In the process, she's regained a number of the bits previously missing including the tail, ailerons, and various panels, and has been repainted which has put her in the colours of XG168, an FR.10 variant (she even has the nose to match now, though she's really more an F.6A than anything else). She certainly looks superb after she was repainted.

Information on this page current as of 15/01/2022, last updated by Jake

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