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IWM Duxford–American Air Museum

16/03/2013 Leave a comment

“Located at Duxford, England, the American Air Museum in Britain stands as a memorial to almost 30,000 U.S. Airmen who gave their lives flying from British shores in World War II in the defence of democracy and freedom”.

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Designed by Norman Forster   The entrance to the rear
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F-4J Phantom II   F-100 and tail of F-4J Phantom II
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SR-71   B-17G minus chin mount fairing
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C-47   P-51D
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B-24M   Section of “Super Gun” – made in Britain
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F-111E   Scud-B
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SA-2 Guideline   U2
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B-52D Tail Mount   And looking into the cockpit
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Avenger   Rear of A-10 Thunderbolt 2

IWM Duxford–Around The Runway

16/03/2013 Leave a comment

All along the runway

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The layout   Junkers Ju 52
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A rather green BAC One-Eleven   Bloodhound Mk II
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VC-10 rear   VC-10 side
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McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle   Würzburg radar
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Gibraltar 9.2 inch Coastal Defence Gun Mk X   British commercial flight line

In a chill March wind

IWM – Duxford

14/03/2013 Leave a comment

The last day

And still flurries of snow

IWM Duxford–Airspace Hall

13/03/2013 1 comment

The newest

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Mosquito Trainer   A half French plane
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Avro Lancaster X – KB889   The bomb bay
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Canberra XH725 and Vulcan B.2 XJ824   Westland Whirlwind HAS1 – XK936
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English Electric Lightning Mk 1 – XM135    
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    Crew Entrance
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Blue Steel   Bomb bay with saddle fuel tank
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    Tornado GR1
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Harrier GR3   TSR-2 – XR222
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Parachute Regiment display   Rolls Royce Trent
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Fairey Swordfish Mk III   Polaris A3 (inert)

Mainly British and some half French

IWM Duxford–Gate and Outside

13/03/2013 Leave a comment

Rather pricey, especially the coffee

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Gate Guardians   A Comet
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And a Glass Fibre Hurricane   Entrance – £17.50
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Avro Shackleton Mark 3 minus wing tips   With 20mm still in place
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Handley Page Victor BK1A – XH648    
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She’s a tanker    

But very good

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