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PercyPotter
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Harrier GR3

Post by PercyPotter » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:07 am

Hi all,

Seen going into Marham on the back of a low-loader was a bare metal Harrier GR3 with an GR1 nose cone fitted. I have it on good authority it is XV741 in for paint.

Percy

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:45 pm

Should be from Thorpe Wood N Yorks. That company that revamps old airframes to resell for static display. Has it been sold now? Guess they got a good deal with the Paintshop there - wont be much Tornado work now I would imagine...

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by Green133 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:51 pm

TombsRIP wrote:Should be from Thorpe Wood N Yorks. That company that revamps old airframes to resell for static display. Has it been sold now? Guess they got a good deal with the Paintshop there - wont be much Tornado work now I would imagine...


I'm hoping that a couple may be painted up to commemorate the Tornados RAF service, as I'm assuming that there's only the Marham black tail left.

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 am

If its XV741 from Jet Art, then I assume it will be going back to the colours it had during the 1969 Transatlantic Air Race, which it won.

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by armra1972 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Just seen on a low loader on its way out of Marham.

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by Scuba 11 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:26 pm

Maybe getting ready for RIAT?

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by Vulcanone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:41 pm

If its XV741 they have returned to a stock GR.1, then it will be heading to either Jet Arts HQ, or its new owner. Most certainly not RIAT

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by PercyPotter » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Read off as XV741 driving out of Marham this afternoon

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Re: Harrier GR3

Post by Vulcanone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks Percy,

Its is the one they have spent loads on returning to GR.1 standard. And there is a reason for it. It is a special airframe :huh:

Think RAF St Pancras in London 1969 :ninja:


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