Kestrels – where are they now?


  • XP831 Hawker P.1127 1st prototype f/f 21/10/60 now at the Science Museum, London,
  • XP836 Hawker P.1127 2nd prototype f/f 7/7/61 w/o 14/12/61
  • XP972 Hawker P.1127 3rd prototype f/f 5/4/62 w/o 30/11/1962
  • XP976 Hawker P.1127 4th prototype f/f 12/7/62 crashed Tangmere 12/7/61, scr. Faygate
  • XP980 Hawker P.1127  5th prototype f/f 24/2/63 taller fin, anhedral tail. Yeovilton UK
  • XP984 Hawker P.1127 6th prototype f/f 13/2/64 (effectively the 1st Kestrel) with swept wing and Pegasus 5. Now fitted with early P.1127 wing at Brooklands Museum UK

Kestrels in the US

All with swept wings and larger tail than the P.1127s

  • XS688 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 07/03/1964, to USAF 64-18262,Wright-Patterson Museum, Ohio
  • XS689 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 28/05/1964, to 64-18263, NASA521, Virginia Air & Space Museum
  • XS690 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 05/08/1964, to USAF 64-18264, now Pima Museum, Tucson, AZ
  • XS691 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 05/09/1964, to USAF 64-18265 w/o at Edwards AFB
  • XS692 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 07/11/1964, to USAF 64-18266, NASA520, Hampton, Virginia

Kestrels in the UK

  • XS693 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 25/11/1964, w/o 21/09/1967 Boscombe Down UK
  • XS694 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 30/01/1965, to USAF 64-18268, now Wings Museum, Balcombe UK
  • XS695 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 19/02/1965, w/o 15/03/1967, to A2619, now RAF Cosford Museum UK
  • XS696 Hawker Kestrel FGA1 f/f 05/03/1965, w/o 01/04/1965, West Raynham UK

Pre-production Harriers

  • XV277 Harrier 2nd pre-production Harrier f/f 9/11/66 now at National Museum of Flight Scotland
  • XV278 Harrier 3rd pre-production Harrier f/f 13/12/66 Luftwaffenmuseum, Gatow Germany

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