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Survivor XT905

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XT905 - British Phantom Aviation Group, Wymeswold, Leicestershire

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Phantom FGR.2 XT905 at Bentwaters, 31st August 2019; author

XT905 served with 17, 29, 31 and 74 Squadrons and also 228 OCU. XT905 suffered a nosewheel failure in 1981 and had to land without it, but after repairs was back in the air once more. XT905 was then used for many years at the former RAF North Luffenham, training MoD personnel in the disaraming of explosives. She's now engineless and the outer portion of her starboard wing is also missing along with the rear canopy. The cockpits are now pretty gutted. Other than that and some minor damage elsewhere, she appears to be fairly sound - certainly worthy of preservation. She was disposed of in 2013 to Everett Aero and moved to Bentwaters, but remained in storage rather than being tarted up. She finally moved on to pastures new in late 2019 and is expected to be fully restored. You can follow progress here on her Facebook page.

Information on this page current as of 16/06/2020

Find other photos of XT905 on the following sites:

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