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Piecemeal

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With a big enough blender...

 

But still, I don't know if it's the perspective, the paint job or the lack of refuel probe but the nose seems somehow "wrong", too long, too pointy, too downward sloping...

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Thats a test article for the Tornado GR series... very rare bird indeed... as the line goes :-

 

You lucky lucky Barsteward...

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I actually discovered its presence by accident when I was walking the dog a while ago. At first I saw it from a distance and my jaw just hit the ground with a thud!! :yikes:

 

I'll be able to scrutinise it more closely next Sunday when the flight sim centre is having a show with, among other things, a Hunter cockpit:

 

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Watch this space - pics to follow here after then

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Had a closer first hand look at this wonderful beast earlier today.

 

XX897 - I was informed that this Buccaneer was the third last one ever produced and was indeed a radar test-bed machine for the Tornado GR.1 series. Not airworthy at the moment but they're currently trying to raise funds for that purpose.

 

Unfortunately the weather was overcast with expected rain so they were playing it safe by keeping the canopy closed. Here's some pics I took:

 

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