Pressure Switch 5CW/4405036 Hawker Hunter XF442 Tower Bridge RAF Vintage Part.
Hawker Hunter XF442 is know for the "Tower Bridge Incident". On April 6th 1968 Royal Air Force (RAF) Hawker Hunter pilot Alan Pollock performed unauthorised low flying over several London landmarks and then flew through the span of Tower Bridge on the Thames. His actions were to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the RAF and as a demonstration against the Ministry of Defence (Air) for not recognising it. Upon landing he was arrested and later invalided out of the RAF on medical grounds, which avoided a court martial.
The unserviceable tag this comes with is from 1979 but we cannot guarantee it was on the aircraft during the maneuver, but chances are very high! This aircraft was later sold to Chile in 1982.
Used. Comes with unserviceable label so non-functioning. Shows signs of age and corrosion but otherwise in good order. Sold untested, for display only and "as is".
Great item for display or as part of a steampunk / aviation themed project.
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