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Survivor XF522

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F.6 XF522 - Trenchard Museum, RAF Halton, Aylesbury

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Hunter F.6 XF522 at Aylesbury, July 1988; Alan Allen

XF522 first took to the skies in 1956, after several years of service the airframe was involved in a landing accident in January 1963 and the airframe was beyond economical repair as a result of the incident.

Thankfully the cockpit survived when the rest of the airframe was scrapped later that same year. It was then transferred to 1365 Aylesbury Squadron ATC in 1978 before it was put on loan to 2532 Sqn ATC, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, and then it moved on to 2336 Bletchley Park ATC.

The cockpit was then donated to the Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton in 2014. Restoration on the cockpit soon started and was repainted later into the Blue Diamonds colour scheme!
Today, the cockpit is still a little bare of instruments but is undercover and on display!

Information on this page current as of 10/07/2021, last updated by Jake

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