Nose preserved at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum. Delivered to the Royal Air Force as XS790 in 1964. To the Defence Research Agency in 1992 and used as a test aircraft. Renamed to the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency in 1997. Scrapped in 1998 and nose preserved.
Delivered to Philippine Airlines as PI-C1121 in 1966. Returned to BAC in 1972 then to the Royal Aircraft Establishment as XX919 in 1974. To the Defence Research Agency in 1991. Withdrawn from use at Boscombe Down in 1997 and scrapped in 2000. Nose preserved at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum.
This very rare aircraft is part of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, a museum opened at Old Sarum in 2012. Originally delivered to the RAAF as A77-876 it returned to the UK in 1971 and was converted to a U16 target drone and later converted to a D16
This Lightning was delivered in 1963 to the Air Fighting Development Squadron (AFDS) at RAF Birnbrook. Some 3 yrs later, after having flown only 277 hours, she was returned to Warton for upgrade to F.2A standard, after which she was delivered to 19 Squadron at RAF Guttersloh. After the Lightnings in West Germany were replaced by F-4s, XN726 was trucked to Shoreburyness for use as a target in armament testing. Fortunately the nose was saved prior to the remains of the airframe being scrapped.
Previously 'Sagittarius' was the Gate Guard at RAF Lyneham but was unfortunately (tragically) scrapped and now only the nose section survives at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection - Old Sarum Museum.
Just some of the many interesting cockpit sections to be seen at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection - Old Sarum Museum. Behind this Hunter are Scimitar F1 WT859, Jet Provost T.3 XN503 and Jet Provost T.5 XS231.
This Harrier was w/o when a compressor blade detached on take-off and caused the engine to explode. After a forced emergency landing the pilot ejected through the flames. The aircraft was extensively damaged but has been rebuilt to display standard by the excellent Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum.