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Hawker Hunter - Survivor G-HPUX (ex XL587)

T.7 G-HPUX - Privately owned, Unknown location

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Hunter T.7 G-HPUX at IWM Duxford, 3rd June 2000; Damien Burke

First flown on 17th July 1959, XL587 served with the TWU at RAF Brawdy in the 1970s, coded 86. She ended her flying days with FRADU and was retired to ground instructional use as 8807M at RAF Scampton in March 1984. She was disposed of in May 1996, and transported to Duxford, being registered as G-HPUX for the Old Flying Machine Company in 1999.

OFMC had planned on getting her back in the air but plans changed and she returned to Scampton in December 2002, having been acquired by Hawker Hunter Aviation there. Since then she's had some work done on her including a coat of primer but then was stored for some time in the hangar.

In May 2023, XL587 was removed from site alongside XF994 and XE685 to an unknown location.

Information on this page current as of 13/08/2023, last updated by Jake

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