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Must be some around as there are other hunters still flying in the world.

...and Lightnings running in the UK and S Africa. Only flying Lightnings are in S Africa - Thunder City.

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I am sure many of you are familiar with this site , but if not there is plenty of info on surviving Lightnings and Hunters (and more besides!) here http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/contents.php

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I got a chance to swing over and shoot a few photos of the aircraft after work today. Not much has changed with the airframes since the last photos I posted.

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These are a few shots inside the left gear well. These give a good idea of the tremendous corrosion issue that will need to be addressed. I believe that the damage Brad spoke of is evident in the second photo.

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I have been told that engines and other smaller items were taken away on two trucks today. I have also had it reaffirmed that the intent is to restore both aircraft to flying condition.

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Looks a bit rough inside but have seen worse. Can't make out the damage in the second photo though can someone point it out?

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