Record-setting Hunter painted in its original 1958 colours

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In 1958, Roger Topp, Co of 111 Squadron, flew Hawker Hunter FGA.9 XG194 as the lead aircraft in a 22-aircraft formation which was looped at the Farnborough Air Show. The aircraft was preserved and carried several paint schemes, including one imitating a Soviet Sukhoi for training purposes.

Restored in 2009 at Wattisham, the aircraft was recently painted in the colours it carried at the time of its record-breaking flight.

Source: Aeroplane Monthly

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