More progress at Manston recently, including an important step forward. Side panel removal is continuing successfully, tailcone is partially disassembled & RH aileron is off. However, the biggest achievement of the weekend, which simultaneously gave us a milestone moment and an end to a major area of concern, was the replacement of both mainwheels. The LH was the easiest of the two to remove, with RH wheel eventually being forced free with old fashioned muscle power.

The wheel issue could have potentially been either a serious hinderance to the restoration effort or, in the worst case, put it in jeopardy entirely. We are all collectively breathing a sigh of relief.

More pics available on the ZE360 Restoration Gallery.