Buccaneer cockpit arrives at Newark Air Museum

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29 October 2018
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DTEP-Buccaneer-S.2B-XX899-web-10685.jpg The cockpit arrives at Newark Air Museum
The latest addition to Newark Air Museum’s collection of airframes and cockpit sections has arrived at the museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire.
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The latest addition to Newark Air Museum’s collection of airframes and cockpit sections has arrived at the museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire, close to the county border with Lincolnshire. Today’s arrival was the cockpit section from Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX899.

The cockpit was transported from its former display location in Coventry to Newark by Nottinghamshire based contractor Gillivers Haulage. The move was made possible thanks to the good offices of the managers at Coventry Airport who were kind enough to grant their permission for the cockpit to be lifted over their perimeter fence from its previous display location.

Owned by Robin Phipps, Buccaneer cockpit XX899 has been placed on long-term loan at the Newark Air Museum, where it will be displayed alongside several other cockpits outside Display Hangar 2 on the museum’s Southfield Site. These cockpits were recently repositioned to create sufficient space to accommodate XX899.

A few panels have been removed from XX899 on a temporary basis and this is to allow them to be returned to display standard by the owner. One important feature of this particular Buccaneer cockpit is that it retains a significant section of fuselage structure, which allows the canopy to slide on its rails as per its original design.

The trustees of the Newark Air Museum were happy to welcome both the Buccaneer cockpit and its owner to their Gateway Aviation Site in eastern Nottinghamshire. They are also pleased to report that the cockpit will be participating at their Cockpit-Fest 2019 event that takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, 2019.

See more at Newark Air Museum.

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