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Hawker Hunter - Survivor E-419

F.51 E-419 - North East Land Sea & Air Museum, Sunderland Airport, Tyne & Wear

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Hunter F.51 E-419 at North East Land Sea & Air Museum, 26th June 2022; Adam Poultney

E-419 first flew on 24th April 1956 and served with the RDAF with 724 Squadron at Aalborg. In 1958 it moved to Karup and then to Skyrdstrup in March 1959. It was struck off charge on 21st November 1973 and was purchased by Hawker Siddeley on 10th April 1976 with the intention of refurbishing it. It had flown 3,183 hours at this time. When the plan to refurbish was dropped, the aircraft was donated to the North East Land Sea & Air Museum and moved there on 9th February 1977.

Since being at the museum, E-419 has undergone restoration and a repaint. The airframe has been kept undercover throughout most of its preservation and resulting E-419 being in a fairly good condition.

Information on this page current as of 27/06/2022, last updated by Jake

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