Aircraft Photo of XS695 | Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA1 | UK - Air Force | #2030
Registration / Serial:XS695
Aircraft Original Type:Hawker Siddeley P-1127 (Kestrel/Harrier)
Aircraft Generic Type:Hawker Siddeley P-1127 (Kestrel/Harrier)
Aircraft Version:Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA1
C/n (msn):[ XS695 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
Unit Markings:Tripartite Evaluation Squadron
City / Airport:CosfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGWC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:RAF Museum Cosford
Photo Date:11 March 2014
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2030
Photo Comment

Based on the pioneering Hawker P.1127 VTOL aircraft, the Kestrel was a development operated by the Tripartite Evaluation Squadron in 1965, based at RAF West Raynham and comprising crews from the UK, USA and West Germany, hence the unique markings seen here. They used nearby abandoned airfields for testing on unprepared runways and on grass. Nine were built before progress onto the fully-fledged Harrier GR.1. XS695 has been superbly restored and was placed on display at the start of 2014

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