Photos by Adrian Balch
Currently under 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.