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FAW.8 XH992 - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Javelin FAW.8 XH992 at Newark, 31st July 2019; Richard E Flagg

The only FAW.8 to survivor the scrap man was XH992, delivered to the Royal Air Force in January 1960, three years it was declared non-effect and got road moved to the School of Technical Training (SoTT) at RAF Cosford as 7829M.

Once the training school had finished with the airframe, it was sold to the Newark Air Museum in 1981 and was soon transported by road for display.

After being outside for several years, XH992 was looking in a somewhat poor state but was thankfully given a repaint in 1999 retaining it's 85 Sqn markings. With a new hangar erected in 2004, XH992 was put undercover permanently.

XH992 lacks engines but otherwise appears complete and in good condition as the above photos shows.

Information on this page current as of 05/08/2021, last updated by Jake

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