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Hawker Hunter - Survivor ZU-HUN (ex, J-4202, XF951)

T.68 ZU-HUN - Ron Wheeldon (flyer), Lanseria International Airport, Randburg, South Africa

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Hunter T.68 ZU-HUN at Lanseria, February 1998; Stefan Weber

Here's ex-Swiss Air Force T.68 J-4202, which is flying in private hands in South Africa.

J-4202 was originally built as an F.4 for the RAF and served with 3 and 111 Squadrons plus 229 OCU before being placed into storage and sold back to Hawker-Siddeley. They converted it to a T.68 and sold it to the Swiss Air Force who took delivery in 1975, flying her until retirement in 1994. Once again, as with J-4059, Ron acquired her when the museum that intended to take her failed to finish the deal. As this enabled him to get training time on the Hunter and fly his single-seater, it's a good job too!

The aircraft was registered as ZU-HUN, and was based at Thunder City for sometime. During a period of time at Thunder City, the airfame could be seen wearing an overall yellow scheme. Today, ZU-HUN is back wearing it's Swiss Air Force colours again, although she no longer carries her old serial, J-4202, and is still flying around the skies of South Africa!

Information on this page current as of 01/07/2022, last updated by Jake

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