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K.2 XL164 - Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Bournemouth Airport, Hurn, Dorset

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Victor K.2 XL164 at Gatwick Aviation Museum, 12th February 2011; Francis Wallace

This is XL164, which hasn't been quite so lucky. Badly damaged during the scrapping of the complete aircraft, the nose section has most of the bottom ripped out and several holes punched in the sides. Saved from total destruction by Peter Vallance, let's just hope Saucy Sal eventually gets restored - she's been sat here for quite some time now and the interior is still basically gutted. After being up for sale in 2011, she was brought and then moved by road from Gatwick Aviation Museum to her new home at Bournemouth Aviation Museum in May 2013. Sadly XL164 is still to this day just an empty shell, however, in September 2020, she was moved from one side of the museum to other and placed on a specially made stand, this means they can now slowly start to restore her! The picture above shows her in an unloved state at Gatwick Aviation Museum.

Information on this page current as of 03/12/2020

Find other photos of XL164 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net