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Survivor XL426

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B.2 XL426 - Vulcan Restoration Trust (taxiable), Southend Airport, Essex

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Vulcan B.2 XL426 at Southend, 26th March 2011; John Palmer

Above is XL426 at Southend Airport. XL426 was initially bought by the same person who bought XM655 from the MoD; it was after getting hold of XL426 that XM655 was left to rot. Unfortunately much the same then happened to 426, and she too eventually passed onto new owners. Now she is in the care of the Vulcan Restoration Trust who brought her back to life and keep her in running order and regularly taxied her until it became necessary to take her offline for some time to carry out much-needed restoration work. The Return to Power project is progressing nicely and the VRT hope to have her taxiing under her own steam in the very near future. She's pictured here during a regular anti-det engine run. Visit the excellent VRT Web Site to find out more about the sterling efforts from one of the nicest bunch of guys on the aircraft restoration scene.

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