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Jetstream T1 XX496
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No: 19439   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Scottish Aviation   Country: United Kingdom
Jetstream T1 XX496

Taken 12/9/2013 at RAF Cosford

26 Jetstream T Mk.1 aircraft were ordered from Scottish Aviation Ltd at Prestwick for RAF Training Command (XX475 – XX500) to serve as multi-engined pilot training aircraft to replace the Vickers Varsity, with 16 later modified and diverted to the Royal Navy.

XX496 had a somewhat chequered career not least it's start in life.

Fuselage built by Handley Page Aircraft Ltd at Radlett; stored incomplete after the collapse of the company March 1970.

Sep 70
Purchased from receiver by Jetstream Aircraft Ltd and transported to Sywell by road.

Jun 72
By road to Scottish Aviation at Prestwick. Reworked to T. Mk.1 standard with SAL built wings.

31 Oct 75
First flight. Constructor’s number 276.

22 Jan 76
Awaiting collection; to RAF St Athan. Total flying hours 9.35.

And so it goes on!
Picture added on 23 September 2013 at 07:27
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See also picture #14311 for a more detailed history of this aircraft.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 23 September 2013.
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