After undergoing an extensive restoration, the first production Hawker Hunter F.1 WT555 has been moved to a new home, but not in a museum as you might expect. Key.Aero recounts the iconic aircraft’s story
One of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) iconic fighter jets is being given a new lease of life by a London-based self-storage company. Vanguard Self Storage has opened a brand-new location at Staples Corner and has chosen to make Hawker Hunter F.1 WT555 the centre piece of the facility.
The 1953-vintage aircraft was restored and brought back to its original glory by North Weald Heritage Aviation (NWHA), before being taken to the site to be suspended behind a glass façade overlooking the North Circular Road.
But what goes into the restoration of one of the most iconic aircraft in British aviation history?