Hunter F.2 WN904

Hunter F.2 WN904

Postby DamienB on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 8:17 am

Hunter F.2 WN904 has moved from Waterbeach (which is closing) to the Sywell Aviation Museum, at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire. She'll be cleaned up to get her looking better in time to be a static exhibit at the 19th August Sywell Airshow and then repainted in due course. As the only remaining complete Mk.2 and SAM's first complete airframe she is going to be well looked after! Here are some shots of the dismantling, move and reassembly, all carried out yesterday. Thanks to the Jon and his IWM guys and the wagon and crane drivers for the hospitality!

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Postby DamienB on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 8:17 am

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Postby Kenny on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 8:20 am

Brilliant! I saw her yesterday on the hard shoulder of the A11 at the A14 junction
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Postby ciaranchef on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 1:37 am

Super,great set of pictures. Well deserved drink at the end :clap:
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Postby DamienB on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 5:29 pm

Thanks guys. We've been busy over the last couple of days working on smartening her up:

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Postby hunterxf382 on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 5:49 pm

:shock: Bit of a difference then..... good to see this aircraft being preserved - I was wondering what might happen to her. :clap:
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Postby PorkScratching on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 9:29 am

Well done to all concerned - it's clearly gone to a good home :clap:
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Postby ciaranchef on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 10:16 am

Great to see this care being lavished on retired warbirds...lovely stuff.... :clap:
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Postby phantomstreaker on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 1:05 pm

Well done to the team, great effort in moving and cleaning her up :clap:

Nice to see our own DT getting in on a picture for once :lol:
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Postby DamienB on Thu 16 Aug 2012, 6:01 pm

And here we go, just in time for this weekend's Sywell Airshow - back together, pitot mount repaired and pitot back in place, nose radome and tail aerial painted, all panels buttoned up (mucho drilling and tapping), cleaned multiple times, polished and vinyl national markings applied by our friend Ollie at Sprint Graphics. We are very pleased with how she's scrubbed up. She'll be on display - minus the big fence you can see by the nose - on Sunday at the airshow. She'll then go back behind the fence until we get a smaller permanent fence put up.

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