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English Electric Lightning - Survivor XL629

T.4 XL629 - MoD Boscombe Down (displayed near gate), Wiltshire

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Lightning T.4 XL629 at Boscombe Down, 26th September 2013; Richard E Flagg

Pictured above is the only surviving T.4 - XL629 at Boscombe Down.

XL629 was used by the Empire Test Pilots School from 1966 to 1975 and still retains the scheme she wore while in service.

Displayed on the gate for many years, XL629 was treated to a repainted in 1999, which still retains its shine today. Unfortunately, the station has expanded a little past the former gate position, resulting in XL629 now being well within the base, making it rather difficult to see.

Information on this page current as of 08/05/2023, last updated by Jake

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