Aircraft Photo of XV163 | Blackburn Buccaneer S.2 | UK - Air Force | #458712
Registration / Serial:XV163
Aircraft Original Type:Blackburn B-103 Buccaneer
Aircraft Generic Type:Blackburn B-103 Buccaneer
Aircraft Version:Blackburn Buccaneer S.2
C/n (msn):B3-04-66
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:LossiemouthMap
Region / Country:Scotland, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGQS   IATA: LMO   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:April 1990
Photo by:David A. Montgomery
Photo ID: 458712
Photo Comment

Built in 1966. Seen here with 237 OCU, landing back home at RAF Lossiemouth, which had been its shore base in service with the Royal Navy at the outset of its career. Carries a couple of "zaps", stickers or stencils applied surreptitiously by host staff in a spirit of friendly rivalry when visiting the bases of other Air Forces: one may be Belgian, the other is certainly Italian. Scrapped at Shawbury in 1994, but the forward fuselage survived as a museum piece well into the 21st century in the Netherlands, still with its zaps.

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