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FR.5 WK281 - Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, West Sussex

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Swift FR.5 WK281 at Tangmere, 26th May 2019; Damien Burke

WK281 here receives better care - on (apparently and hopefully permanent) loan from the RAF Museum to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, she's situated in the museum's main hangar along with a number of other aircraft. As you can tell she's in excellent condition with a high gloss paint scheme. Closer inspection reveals plenty of cut wires etc. in the undercarriage bays and the cockpit is practically gutted. I suspect there's no engine in her too as the tailpipe is plated over.

Information on this page current as of 02/12/2020, last updated by Damien

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