As seen in some of the recent pictures from Manston, we have obtained a number of 5-ton hydraulic jacks to aid the dismantling process, which are a gift from BPAG management stalwart Mike Davey. These will not be used to raise up the aircraft, but to stabilise and support the fuselage and wing during the engine removal process, the same technique we have used successfully in the past.
The BPAG are very lucky that Mike had the foresight to acquire such useful but unglamorous pieces of equipment such as this and we are grateful for his continued generosity in donating and sharing items from his inventory.