XW271 Harrier T2/T4 History

XW271 was the eghth of the first production batch of Harrier T.2 built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, Kingston for the Royal Air Force.

Construction Number 41H-212011

26/05/1971 First Flew at Dunsfold
05/10/1973 Delivered to 1 Sqn, Wittering and coded T
11/12/1974 Converted to a T.2A standard
19/12/1974 Suffered a Flying Accident, CAT 3 damage, repaired and returned to 1 Sqn, Wittering
11/03/1975 Suffered CAT 3 damage
03/1975 Repaired and returned to 1 Sqn, Wittering coded 17
26/03/1975 Suffered CAT 3 damage
24/04/1975 Repaired and returned to 1 Sqn, Wittering coded 17
22/05/1975 Suffered a Flying Accident CAT 3 damage
01/06/1975 Repaired and returned to 1 Sqn, Wittering coded 17
03/09/1978 233 OCU Wittering coded R
02/05/1978 Suffered CAT 3 damage
17/05/1978 Repaired and returned to 233 OCU, Wittering coded R
19/03/1980 Loaned to RAF Gutersloh, Germany
02/04/1980 3 Sqn Gutersloh, Germany
07/05/1980 233 OCU Wittering coded R
20/11/1981 Suffered a Flying Accident CAT 3 damage
26/11/1981 Repaired and returned to 233 OCU, Wittering coded R
06/12/1982 Suffered a Flying Accident CAT 3 damage
29/04/1983 Repaired and returned to 233 OCU, Wittering coded R
01/11/1983 4 Sqn, Gutersloh, Germany
07/11/1983 233 OCU, Wittering
28/01/1986 1 Sqn, Wittering
10/04/1986 233 OCU, Wittering
29/05/1986 St Athan for overhaul
25/08/1987 3 Sqn, Gutersloh, Germany coded Z
03/1990 233 OCU, Wittering coded X
01/09/1992 20 Sqn, Wittering coded X
02/1994 Withdrawn from use and allocated to Wittering for ground instructional use
09/1994 2 School of Technical Training, Cosford
03/11/1994 Delivered by road to the School of Aircraft Handling, Culdrose and issued the serial A2692

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrier T4 XW271Exter 02/04/1974

Harrier T4 XW271FXW271/12 Harrier T.4 from 1 Sqn Wittering displaying at Finningley Air Show on 02/07/1977

Harrier T4 XW271


Harrier T4 XW271Starfighter Race


Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW271© Wilfried Zetsche XW271 / Z Harrier T4 3Sqn , Gütersloh (May 1988) In the spring of the Gütersloh squadrons switched to black single codes. One reason for this was the poorer recognition of a possible breach of the minimum flying altitude that could be detected by the Sky Guard system! On 25 August of the year the 3Sqn received the XW271, it remained until the end of 1989.


Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW2711991-09-05 Netherlands

Harrier T4 XW271XW271/X Harrier T.4 operated by 223 OCU at Wittering during 1992

Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW271

 

Harrier T4 XW271