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Hawker Sea Hawk - Survivor WN105 (composite with WF299)

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FB.3 WN105 - Graham Revill, Birlingham, Hereford & Worcester

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Sea Hawk FB.3 WN105 at Birlingham, 31st October 1998; Damien Burke

Part of a private collection of jets tucked away in sleepy Birlingham is this poor neglected Sea Hawk. She was in generally good condition when I visited in 1998 though there was some corrosion on the undercarriage and the canopy perspex had begun to craze, but overall she was in surprisingly good condition for an aircraft that had been out in the open air for some years. Sadly more than a decade later it is clear she's been badly neglected, and she is now disappearing into the foliage growing up around her. A great shame for a rare Mk.3 to be allowed to deteriorate like this.

Information on this page current as of 11/01/2012, last updated by Damien

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