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Survivor XL591

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T.7 XL591 - Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Surrey

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Hunter T.7 XL591 at Gatwick Aviation Museum, 26th June 2021; Jake Wallace

XL591 first flew on 6th August 1958 and was delivered to the RAF the next month. She served with DFLS, DFCS, AFDS, 4 FTS and 208 Squadron.

After retirement she was bought by Dick Everett before being sold to Aeromech and then onward to the Gatwick Aviation Museum. The aircraft was not in great condition in the early days of being at the museum but was soon repainted around 2007 into a red and white scheme. Once the new hangar was erected XL591 was finally pushed undercover and was resprayed again 2017. The airframe today seems to be in fairly good condition.

Information on this page current as of 29/06/2021, last updated by Jake

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