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Royal International Air Tattoo 2003

100 Years of flight

For the occasion some interesting museum pieces were moved to the static including a rare Meteor prototype, the Hawker Siddeley P.1127, predecessor to the Harrier, and a Saunders-Roe SR53 interceptor prototype which used a combined rocket and jet engine. XD145 conducted ground taxi tests. Only three were build when the program was cancelled.


ZS-AUA, DC-4

ZS-AUA, DC-4

F-AZEN, AD-4

WH364, Meteor

DG202 / P, Meteor

G-HELV, Vampire

G-BVPP, Gnat

G-BVWC, Canberra

G-SABR, F-86

G-APRS, Twin Pioneer

G-AORG, Heron

XD145, SR53

XP984, P1127

XP984, P1127

XV408, Phantom

XS420, Lightning

XS420, Lightning

XS420, Lightning

XZ969 / DD-69, Harrier

ZH139, Harrier

XV102, VC-10

G-BXES, Pembroke

G-HAPR, Sycamore

XD332 / C-194, Scimitar

WH991, Dragonfly

G-CBEL, Sea Fury

XV625 / 471, Wasp

XT131 / B, Sioux

XP820, Beaver

G-LYNX, Lynx

XM328 / PO-653, Wessex

XT453 / A-B, Wessex

XX889 / T, Buccaneer

XS876 / PO-523, Wessex

XX738 / GG, Jaguar

ZE706, Tristar

Airshow

First public appearance of the Airbus A330 MRTT, or Voyager as the Royal Air Force will name it. The aircraft was flying in primer and not yet fitter with the tank boom and underwing pods. Also great to see the F-117 flying together in formation with the Red Arrows.

The B-2 Spirit of Florida made an unannounced guest appearance, flying directly from Whiteman in the US.


F-AZJU, Ju-52

XV255 / 55, Nimrod

XV255 / 55, Nimrod

XV255 / 55, Nimrod

46+20, Tornado

NZ7571, B757

F-WWYL, A330

F-WWYL, A330

F-WWYL, A330

F-WWYL, A330

45+42, Tornado

NZ7571, B757

ZJ699, Typhoon

37+58, F-4

37+58, F-4

J-016, F-16

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

-, Hawk

-, Hawk

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

85-0830 / HO, F-117

92-0375, C-20

ZD351 / 18, Harrier

ZH885 / 885, Hercules

ZH885 / 885, Hercules

20 / 5-OF, Mirage 2000

46+20, Tornado

-, MB-339

-, MB-339

86-0121 / EL, B-1

86-0121 / EL, B-1

92-0700 / WM, B-2

92-0700 / WM, B-2

86-0121 / EL, B-1

86-0121 / EL, B-1

81-0954 / SP, A-10

81-0954 / SP, A-10

81-0954 / SP, A-10

ZE207 / UH, Tornado

86-0121 / EL, B-1

86-0121 / EL, B-1

91-0410 / SP, F-16

90-0833 / SP, F-16

86-0121 / EL, B-1

86-0121 / EL, B-1

-, Tornado
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