Apparently it wasn't desigend with endurance in mind. If it visited Farnborough, it had to be booked for re-fuel at Benson 'just in case'.
The main gear was, I am told, Piston Provost legs. One day as it took off, one of these became partially detached. The pilot (Clive Rustin-OC Flying Farnborough when I arrived there) elected to land back again although ATC advised him the leg was wobbling about. On touchdown, the leg not surprisingly folded, and the late Johnny Mansfield, manning the runway caravan, had the dubious distinction of seeing the aircraft do a complete circle round him on the grass!