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Where are the Aircraft now?

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The fate of the research aircraft at Bedford over the period 1955 - 1994 is somewhat mixed. Many have been scrapped or modified after completion of the trials programmes in which they took part.

The table below indicates the current location and state of those for which BAHG has information. Please contact us if there are any errors or omissions.

This page relates only to the purpose built research aircraft at Bedford. In the course of time we will be adding those aircraft, both military and civil, that were modified for research purposes.

Our 'Useful links' page will connect to the relevant museum or web site.

 

BAC221 (WG774)
Arrival Bedford May 1966
Departure June 1973

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton (Somerset)

Boulton Paul BP111A (VT935)
Arrival Bedford 1955?
Departure date not known

The Midland Air Museum, Coventry airport.

Fairey FD2 (WG777)
Arrival Bedford April 1956
Departure July 1966

RAF Museum, Cosford.

Handley Page HP 115 (XP841)
First flight, at Bedford 17 Aug 1961
Departure Jan 1974

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton (Somerset)

Hunting 126 (XN714) - Jet Flap
First flight, at Bedford, 26 March 1963
Departure Nov 1967

RAF Museum, Cosford.

Rolls Royce Flying Bedstead (XJ314)
Arrival Bedford June 1956
Departure not known

Science Museum, London

Short SB5 (WG768)
Arrival Bedford Aug 1955
Departure Dec 1965, for ETPS

RAF Museum, Cosford.

Short SC1 (XG900)
Arrival Bedford April 1960
Departure May 1971

Science Museum, London

Short SC1 (XG905)
Arrival Bedford 1960
Departure May 1973

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Northern Ireland.


 

 

 

 

This page last updated - 14/12/2014

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