Aircraft Photo of XS695 | Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA1 | UK - Navy | #351473
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 - Navy
City / Airport:CuldroseMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGDR   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Culdrose Air Day 1979
Photo Date:25 July 1979
Photo by:Chris England
Photo ID: 351473
Photo Comment

One of nine Kestrel development aircraft built in 1964/5 for evaluation, and used by the Tri-partite Kestrel Evaluation Squadron at RAF West Raynham in 1965. It was then used for trials at RAE Bedford and A&AEE Boscombe Down, where it was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident on 1 March 1967. It spent some time with RNEC Manadon for ground instruction, where the wings from XS696 were fitted. It moved to the School of Aircraft Handling at Culdrose in April 1978, and was eventually moved to the RAF Museum Cosford in November 2001, where it is now on display.

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