RAF Duxford – New Generation
June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
I’ve been to RAF Duxford (Imperial War Museum) many times, and have several hundred photos of the aircraft there. Two of my grandsons were off school today, and my wife and I thought it would be nice to take them there, as they’ve never been that close to aircraft, and certainly hadn’t seen a ‘living’ museum of this type.
It was interesting, to see the place through their eyes, and to answer their questions, trying to explain what the Battle of Britain was to a six- and eight-year old…
Here are a few shots of the day.
Thinking of building the new Airfix 1/24 Typhoon? Here are detail photos of the Typhoon’s Sabre VII engine.
Or how about the new Revell Stearman?
English Electric Lightning, with loadout.
Lancaster bomb bay.
Anyone for rigging? A DH9 here.
A P-40 airing its socks.
A white Catalina on test.
A P-51D on flightline, waiting to embark at the end of the (grass) runway – notice the Tiger Moth on finals behind it.
P/W J-58 Turbojet engine (for Blackbird).
Hurricane – leading edge light, and armament.
Spitfire on test, and after.
A beautiful Hellcat returned from test. Note underside exhaust stain.
Goodbye to Duxford – for now.