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Survivor XL586 (compositewith XL578)

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T.7 XL586 - Action Park, Wickford, Essex

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Hunter T.7 XL586 at Wickford, 4th March 2017; Richard E Flagg

XL586 was in use for some years as a gate guard by the Delta Jets hangar at Kemble but has now moved on, being transported by Historic Aero Services to new owners in Melksham in August 2009. The cluster bomb under the wing is decidedly non-standard - a joke by the Delta Jets ground crew that looked after her for several years - and she's gained the rear fuselage and wings from XL578, hence wearing that serial on one side. It didn't stay long and was road moved to Essex where it became gate guard at an outdoor activities park.

The aircraft has since been dismantled and moved to outside storage at the activities park, sadly looking rather unloved.

Information on this page current as of 14/06/2021, last updated by Jake

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