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Hawker Hunter F6A (XF382) at Midland Air Museum - Click for Full Image

The Midland Air Museum has two great Hunters, in fact Hunter F6A (XF382) often has it's canopy open on a sunny day, so you can have a good look inside. It is displayed in the colours of 229 OCU and also served with 65, 63 and 92 Squadron of the RAF.

(Picture March 2003)


 

Danish Hunter F51 (E-245) at Midland Air Museum  - Click for Full Image

The other Hunter at the Midland Air Museum is painted black as XG190 of the Black Arrows Team, 111 Squadron. However, it as actual a Danish Hunter F51 (E-245).

(Picture April 2003)


 

Hawker Hunter FGA.9 (XG154) at RAF Museum, Hendon - Click for Full Image

 Hunter FGA.9 (XG154) at the RAF Museum, Hendon was delivered to 66 Squadron in November 1956, and served with 43, 8 and 208 Squadron before going into storage in October 1972. It arrived at Hendon in September 1989.

(Picture November 2002)


 

Hawker Hunter F.6A (XE627) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Also at Duxford is Hunter F.6A (XE627) which is looks superb in the markings of 65 Squadron with which it served at Duxford in the late 1950's. It was built in September 1956 and was allocated to 92 Squadron before joining 65 Squadron at Duxford two months later. It later served briefly with 1 and 54 Squadron before joining 229 OCU. In November 1975 it arrived at No.1 Tactical Weapons Unit, RAF Bawdry. It was acquired by the Museum in 1987.  

(Picture March 2003)


 

Hawker Hunter F.6 (N-250) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

 

Nose of ex-Dutch Hunter F.6 (N-250) at Duxford.

 

(Picture July 2002)


 

Hawker Hunter F.1 (WT651) at Newark Air Museum - Click for Full Image

At the Newark Air Museum there is a fine looking Hunter F1 (WT561). This aircraft was delivered to 222 Squadron at RAF Leuchars, Fife in October 1954. It served with 233 and 229 OCU before becoming an instructional airframe with 8 SOTT (School of Technical Training). It later served with 4 SOTT and 1 SOTT before becoming a gate guard at the HQ of the Royal Observer Corps at Church Lawford, Warwickshire.  It arrived at the Newark Air Museum in December 1991.

(Picture September 2002)


 

Hawker Hunter T.7 (XL569) at East Midlands Aeropark - Click for Full Image

At the East Midlands Aeropark they have a fine example of a Hunter T.7 (XL569). This aircraft served with 15 Squadron, 237 and 229 OCU of the RAF.

(Picture February 2003)

 

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