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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Page 52 - St Athan Airshow 1987

The Battle of Britain At Home Airshow on 12th Sept 1987 had the following participants – with thanks to BAR for additional notes and Keith Morgan for the pictures.


MT-26 CM-170R Magister BAF
MT26 CM-170R Magister
188759 CF-18A 1stCAG/Solingen AFB/RCAF/WG
188759 F-18A
E-201 F-16A ESk-723/Aalborg AFB/Danish AF
J-215 F-16A 322 Sqdn/Leeuwarden AFB/KLU
J-215 F-16A
K-4026 NF-5B no marks/KLU
43+12/G-70 Tornado TTTE/Cottesmore/GAF
43+12/G-70 Tornado
XS643/643 Andover E.3A 115 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XS643/643 Andover E.3A
XV869/869 Buccaneer S.2B 12 Sqdn/Lossiemouth
XV869 Buccaneer S.2B
(XX635)/8767M Bulldog T.1 CTTS/St Athan
WT519/CH Canberra PR.7 100 Sqdn/Wyton
WT519/CH Canberra PR.7
WK638/83 Chipmunk T.10 AEF Spare
[Aircraft arrived for cadet flying 7.87 prior to a temporary loan to various units]
WK638/83 Chipmunk T.10
XS729/G Dominie T.1 6 FTS/Finningley
XS729/G Dominie T.1
XZ146/W Harrier T.4 233 OCU/Wittering
XZ146/W Harrier T.4
XX285/R Hawk T.1A 2 TWU/151 Sqdn/Chivenor
XX235/R Hawk T.1A
XE670 Hunter RAFEF/Abingdon- nose only
XL591/G Hunter T.7 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
XZ363/A Jaguar replica RAFEF/Abingdon- plastic airframe
XX829/D Jaguar T.2A 226 OCU/Lossiemouth
XN553 Jet Provost T.3A St Athan Station Flight/St Athan
XN553 Provost T.3A
XS933/AJ Lightning F.6 5 Sqdn/Binbrook
XS933/AJ Lightning F.6
(G-ALYW) Nimrod RAFEF/Abingdon – mock fuselage
XV473 Phantom FGR.2 St Athan MU
XV473 Phantom FGR.2
ZD746 Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU
ZD746 Tornado GR.1
ZE204/BB Tornado F.3 29 Sqdn/Coningsby
ZE204/BB Tornado F.3
ZA141/B VC-10 K.2 101 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XS493 Wessex HU.5 RN Recruiting Team/Yeovilton
A1+BT/(G-APRR) Aero 45 Private
A1+BT G-APRR Aero 45
JY928/(G-BLSC) PBY-5 Catalina Private

JY928 G-BLSC PBY-5 Catalina
G-BTUC Tucano Shorts
G-BTUC Tucano T.1
G-HUEY UH-1H RAF Benevolent Fund
BAe Hawk 200 mock-up
Hawk 200 (Replica)

Hangar 317 – Museum Store

XR243/(8057M) Auster AOP.9 frame only no fabric
(BAPC.41) Be.2c Replica Airframe
XS650/(8801M) Swallow TX.1

Hangar 340

ZE589 Viking T.1 634 VGS/St Athan

Hangar 341

(XP680)/8460M Jet Provost T.3 BDRF/St Athan
ZD609 ‘-/122’ Sea Harrier FRS.1 St Athan MU
ZA462/EM Tornado GR.1 St Athan MU – 15 Sqdn marks

Hangar 371 – Historic Aircraft Museum

WE600 Auster Antartic
BAPC 47 Watkins Monoplane
EE549/(7008M) Meteor IV special
WL168 /(7750M) Meteor F.8 coded A
WS843/(7937M) Meteor NF.14 coded Y
G-AEEH Pou Du Ciel
MK356/(5690M) Spitfire IX coded 21-V
WK281/(7712M) Swift FR.5 coded S/79 Sqdn marks
WL505/(7705M) Vampire FR.9
XR486/(8727M) Whirlwind HCC.12 Queen’s Flight colours

Hangar 373 – BDRF training hangar

XW545/(8859M) Buccaneer S.2B BDRF/St Athan
WK144/(8689M) Canberra B.2 BDRF/St Athan - rear fuselage only
(XP502)/8576M Gnat T.1 CTTS/St Athan
(XN458)/8234M Jet Provost T.3 BDRF/St Athan

Hangar 374 – Historic Aircraft Museum

L5340 Battle I composite with L5343
120227/2/(8472M) He-162A-2
(BAPC.82) Fi103
(475081)/(7362M) Fi-156C-7 without fabric
(8484M/BAPC 84) Ki-46
191904/25/(8480M) Me163B-1A
(112372)/X/(8472M) Me-262-2a
420430/CC/(8482M) Me410-1/U2
TJ138/(7607M) Mosquito TT.35
/(8476M /BAPC.83) Ki100

Outside Hangar – Historic Aircraft Museum

WD935/(8440M) Canberra B.2
584219/(8470M) FW-190F-8/U1 coded 38
Z7197/(8380M) Proctor III
WV499/(7698M) P Provost T.1 coded P-G
XM602 Vulcan B.2 101 Sqdn marks


81-0981/WR A-10A 81stTFW/Woodbridge AFB
FA-34 F-16A 350 Sqdn/Kleine Brogel AFB/RBAF
FA-40 F-16A 350 Sqdn/Kleine Brogel AFB/RBAF
ET-210 F-16B ESk-723/Aalborg AFB/Danish AF
J-257 F-16A 322 Sqdn/Leeuwarden AFB/KLU
XT271 Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
XV361 Buccaneer S.2B 237 OCU/Lossiemouth
XX612/05 Bulldog T.1 Wales UAS/St Athan
with XX625/01, XX627/03, XX628/04
ZA681/ES Chinook HC.1 7 Sqdn/Odiham
ZE361/I F-4J(UK) 74 Sqdn/Wattisham
XW862/D Gazelle HT.3 2 FTS/Shawbury
XV808/L Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
XZ967/E Harrier GR.3 233 OCU/Wittering
XX172/172 Hawk T.1 4 FTS/Valley
XV293/293 Hercules C.1 LTW/Lyneham
XW323/44 Jet Provost T.5A RAFC/Cranwell
XP741/AR Lightning F.3 5 Sqdn/Binbrook
XR716/AQ Lightning F.3 5 Sqdn/Binbrook
XV236/36 Nimrod MR.2 St Mawgan Wing/St Mawgan
ZD610 ‘-/711’ Sea Harrier FRS.1 899 Sqdn/Yeovilton
ZA367/367 Tornado GR.1 45 Sqdn/TWCU/Honington
ZA552/552 Tornado GR.1 (45 Sqdn/TWCU)/Honington
[no sqdn marks carried on 552 but was on TWCU strength]
(ZA547)/03 Tornado GR.1 27 Sqdn/Marham
(ZA549)/08 Tornado GR.1 27 Sqdn/Marham
(ZA600)/07 Tornado GR.1 27 Sqdn/Marham
/? Tornado GR.1 27 Sqdn/Marham
[The 4 aircraft performed an airfield attack sequence]
ZE161 AX Tornado F.3 229 OCU/Coningsby
ZE201 AQ Tornado F.3 229 OCU/Coningsby
XV109 109 VC-10 C.1 10 Sqdn/Brize Norton
XH558 Vulcan B.2 Vulcan Display Team/Waddington
XR588 Wessex HC.2 22 Sqdn/Chivenor (SAR duties)


XV156 (8773M) Buccaneer S.2A dumped fuselage only
WK144 (8689M) Canberra B.2 dumped fuselage + wings only
“PF119” (WT648) Hunter F.1 (7530M) dumped fuselage only
XF526 78/E Hunter F.6 dumped
XL163 Victor K.2 dumped – 57 Sqdn marks 

XL233 Victor K.2 dumped – 57 Sqdn marks .

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