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Appointed by the Receivers of Midair Squadron Limited 1958 Hawker Hunter T7 XL600 (G-RAXA)

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1958 Hawker Hunter T7 XL600 (G-RAXA)

Appointed by the Receivers of Midair Squadron Limited
1958 Hawker Hunter T7 XL600 (G-RAXA)


The Hawker Hunter was designed as a single seat fighter with swept wings, variable incidence tailplane (electrically actuated follow-up trim) powered aileron and elevator controls and pressurised cabin, powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon 100 engine. The T7 is a two seat side-by-side trainer/operational version intended for training and conversion operations and is powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon Mk 122 turbine engine.

This aircraft was built by Hawker Aircraft as XL600 and delivered to the RAF 5 MU at Kemble on 14 November 1958. It saw service in various RAF squadrons, spending much time at Valley. In 1984 the aircraft was transferred to RNAS Fleetlands as a ground instructional airframe and spent several years there before being sold. It was then placed in storage until acquired by Jet Heritage in 1996 when it was transported to Hurn for restoration.

After restoration Gordon Hannam purchased the Hunter where it was then based at Kemble with Delta Jets until 2004. Ownership then passed to Gower Jets and was flown out of North Weald and Cranwell before being sold once again in 2005 to Skyblue Aviation, who in turn sold it to Team Viper. The Midair Squadron purchased XL600 in August 2013 and was repainted into Midair's silver corporate colour scheme. Having flown for the 2014 airshow season, XL600 started a major restoration with C2 Aviation which was not completed.

The aircraft is part way through Major Maintenance and has a number of components yet to be replaced including centre fuel tank which has been manufactured by design and is available from C2 Aviation stock – quote to be provided on request.

Technical details:

The original cartridge starter system has been deleted and replaced with a Rotax electrical starter system

Airframe hours on receipt at Hurn were 4894:00. Current flying hours: 5171.53

A Mk14 Fatigue Meter has been fitted to the aircraft for its entire life. Centre fuselage current F.I. = 29:11302184
Port Wing current F.I. = 72:5556639
Stbd Wing current F.I. = 26:3571479

Rolls-Royce Avon Mk 12201 engine, serial number 6011 was fitted and was found fodded. This was removed in 2014 and remains with C2 Aviation. It is not included as part of the sale.

A replacement Rolls-Royce Avon Mk 12201 engine is available to purchase if required from C2 Aviation stock – £26,000 +VAT, Engine has 143.10 hrs.

The correct ejector seats of the Martin-Baker type 4HA Mks 1 & 2 seats are currently held by SES Ltd, Tetbury. These are not included in the sale. They can however be purchased from SES Ltd.

The following radio equipment is installed: Garmin 340, Garmin 650, Trig 22 & Mods Transponder.

The aircraft remains at C2 Aviation, Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, GL7 6FD and maybe viewed by appointment with Bonhams prior to the auction - contact Rob Hubbard, +44 (0) 20 7468 5805. The costs for hanger storage will be billed to the purchaser from Monday 21 March 2016.

Should it be required the aircraft will be ready for collection from Monday 21 March 2016.

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Please note UK VAT at 20% will be payable on the total hammer price plus premium. Please also note that under CAA regulations, logbooks and data will follow post-sale.

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  • 19 March 2016, 09:00 - 17:30 GMT

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