Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rockhampton-based Hawker Hunter VH-XHH Broken up and to be Shipped Overseas

Earlier this week, local plane spotters Kayanne H and 'IAD' noted that Rockhampton-based Hawker Siddeley Aviation T.75A - Hawker Hunter - VH-XHH - was making a rare appearance outside of its hangar at Rockhampton Airport.

Well, on Thursday 31 July, it was noted that VH-XHH was being broken up into parts, and these parts were being placed into two large shipping containers.

Local plane spotters Ben O and Trevor H have sent through some great photos of the dismantling and storage of this great aircraft - and great piece of Rockhampton Aviation history.

Information suggests that VH-XHH will be tomorrow - Friday 1 August - begin an export journey to North America - to take up residence and hopefully see greener pastures in Canada.

Thanks guys for capturing these great photos!

Photos taken by 'IAD', Ben O'Dowd and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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