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Currently under heavy restoration in our second hangar, XA460 is a long-term project for the hangar volunteers.

 

The following photographs of XA460 are what it will look like after restoration work is completed in the future. The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era in the late 1950s / early 1960s, developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company.

 

It was a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two     contra-rotating propellers.

Photos by Adrian Balch

Fairey Gannet — XA460 — currently under intense and dedicated Restoration Work within hangar 2 at the Ulster Aviation Society

Fairey Gannet ECM.6

— XA460

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Side profile of our Fairey Gannet XA460 — currently being restored

Fairey Gannet — XA460 — currently under intense and dedicated Restoration Work within hangar 2 at the Ulster Aviation Society

Side profile of our Fairey Gannet XA460 — currently being restored

UNDER RESTORATION

Most of the Restoration Team who have worked on the Fairey Gannet XA460 (as of April 2017) include (L~R): Alan Moller, Billy McCall, Anne McIlveen, David Jackson (team leader), Ian Hendry, Ben Gibson, Stephen Hegarty. It's a major restoration, so several other volunteers have helped out in recent years too who aren’t pictured.

Most of the Restoration Team who have worked on the Fairey Gannet XA460 (as of April 2017) include (L~R): Alan Moller, Billy McCall, Anne McIlveen, David Jackson (team leader), Ian Hendry, Ben Gibson, Stephen Hegarty.

 

It's a major restoration, so several other volunteers have helped out in recent years too who aren’t pictured.

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

Photo: Stephen Riley

Triple cockpits of the Fairey Gannet XA460 — currently being restored at the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn

Triple cockpits of the Fairey Gannet XA460 — currently being restored at the Ulster Aviation Society at Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn

Photo: Mark J. Cairns

The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne, anti-submarine warfare plus airborne early warning aircraft from the post-Second World War era, developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and had a crew of three, and double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers.