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Survivor XR718

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F.3 XR718 - Anthony Harker, Darlington, Durham

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Lightning F.3 XR718 at Wattisham, August 1991; Alan Allen

Saved from the scrapman, which is the fate for many airframes daubed with the 'Blue cross of death', XR718 was sadly cut up for transport, with the tail and outer wings removed. After several years effectively derelict at Walpole, the aircraft was sold in September 2005 to a new owner and moved to his farm near Darlington later that month.

Today, XR718 is still seen disassembled sat in a field looking rather unloved.

Information on this page current as of 30/06/2021, last updated by Jake

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