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New Hunter for HHA.

Post by reaper493 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Taken from scramble on Facebook.

Rare Hawker Hunter from Brazil arrives in the United Kingdom

Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd. (HHA) at RAF Scampton has come into possession of former Embraer flight-test chase plane Hunter T72 PP-XHH.

Although the newcomer has not officially been announced by the HHA, the dual seat Hunter was noted in one of the hangars at Scampton on 4 September 2018.

Founded in 2000 and based at Scampton, HHA jets are flown & maintained by former Royal Air Force, Royal Navy & Test Pilot personnel familiar with both trials management and the latest NATO training, systems and operational requirements.

Still wearing civil colours, hopefully the former Chilean Air Force (and Embraer) Hunter will receive a smart livery and a semi military serial like the HHA's two airworthy examples ZZ190 and ZZ191.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:03 pm

Originally RAF F.4 XE704, later to Chilean A/F.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by SpilsbyPete » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:17 pm

Anybody know where it will be based.
I assume with the rest of the fleet,Not Scampton.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by reaper493 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:27 pm

The fleet are based at Scampton at present. Unsure where they will move to when Scampton closes.....

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by seven » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:37 am

Bleddy hope it doesn't recieve a livery like ZZ191! :lol:

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by DeanW » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:41 am

seven wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:37 am
Bleddy hope it doesn't recieve a livery like ZZ191! :lol:
Supposedly all of their Hunters are due to get a jazzy scheme :(

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Gingercake » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:06 am

Some photos of it being unloaded here;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleske ... 9594297354

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Doughnut » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:46 am

WOW !!!!! just leave it in that colour scheme please.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 am

Am I alone in liking the new scheme on ZZ191?
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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Thunderbolt II » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:00 am

Sparts99 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 am
Am I alone in liking the new scheme on ZZ191?
I like it.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by NickB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:35 pm

I like it too - a nice change.

Oddly, I wouldn't usually like this type of scheme, but I think it looks good on the Hunter!

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Blackjack56 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:09 am

I agree it's a much more interesting scheme than the uniform grey that almost everything has now.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by baz1 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:52 am

leave well alone about time we had some thing different to cheer us up!

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Richard E » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:29 pm

Sparts99 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 am
Am I alone in liking the new scheme on ZZ191?
No - welcome to the club :)

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Tiger 1 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:28 pm

Think ZZ191 looks quite smart... nice to see something different... and I'm with you guys, please leave the new arrival in its current livery, it to also looks quite smart.

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by PeteHemsley » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:22 am

Tiger 1 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Think ZZ191 looks quite smart... nice to see something different... and I'm with you guys, please leave the new arrival in its current livery, it to also looks quite smart.

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Nice to see something different and nice to see them still active! Personally I think agressor schemes are some of the most interesting out there right now

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Philwinward » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:45 am

Definitely suits the Hunter.
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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by chrisward123 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:47 pm

All HHA aircraft will recieve splinter camo livery

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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm

I like that livery ;-)
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Re: New Hunter for HHA.

Post by Supra » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 am

I'll take the new HHA splinter livery over that Civil scheme anytime! Despite a little 'research', I can't find why this particular airframe was so attractive for HHA to repatriate? Yes it's twin-seat, but not the only one? Probably still has the Avon 200 engine? Maybe it's low-hours due to it's last 2 keepers? Maybe it was Cheap!! ;) Any information gratefully received. TIA.

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