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Fairey Gannet AEW3,XL502.
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No: 5912   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Fairey   Country: United Kingdom
Fairey Gannet AEW3,XL502.

The Fairey Gannet was originally designed as an anti-submarine strike aircraft. They first flew in 1949 from Aldermaston.
This particular model, at RAF Elvington, is the AEW3 airborne early warning variety.
XL502 was the last Gannet in service with 849 squadron and the last Gannet to dislay at an airshow.
Picture added on 08 August 2008
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Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, England, United Kingdom
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