Large-scale photographs from a visit on 7 April 2011. Click on an image to view in high resolution.
|Avro Lancaster Bomber
Mk X, serial number KB889. Crew of 7; four engines: Packard
Merlin 28 liquid cooled V-12 piston, 1,390 hp each.
Below & right is the radio position with a detail of the downward-facing radar display.
|Royal Air Force (RAF) Duxford, Battle of Britain air operations room.|
|The United States Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force also
flew out of Duxford. Designated base 357 in April 1943,
Duxford was home to the 82nd, 83rd, and 84th Fighter Squadrons of
the 78th Fighter Group.
Consolidated B-24M Liberator. More B-24 bombers were built than any other American aircraft in World War II.
Douglas C-47 Skytrain. Crew of 4; Two 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830 piston engines. The C-47 is the military version of the DC-3 and became the most widely-used transport aircraft. This aircraft is C-47A-85-DL.
|Grumman F8F Bearcat|
|Nazi German V-1 flying bomb cruise missile and launching apparatus. These photographs show the steam-driven launch ramp with the piston & cylinder used to get the Argus pulse-jet motor up to speed.|
|Heinkel He-111E tail section recovered from a wrecked aircraft in Storvatnet Lake, Norway in 1974.|
|World War I Spad bi-plane||
|Boeing PT-17 Stearman. Most American pilots in World War II learned to fly in the Stearman.|
|General Dynamics F-111E "Aardvark" the first swing-wing combat aircraft. Crew of two; powered by two Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-3 turbofan engines of 18,500 lbs thrust each. Serial number 67-0120.|
|The de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide, a short-haul passenger airliner.|
|Vickers Viscount medium-range turboprop airliner|
|Concorde 101: pre-production prototype. First
flew in December, 1971 and served as a test article for five years.
This aircraft holds the Concorde speed record of Mach 2.23 as well
as the fastest westerly transatlantic flight for civil aircraft: 2
hours, 56 minutes.
Crew of 6; Four Rolls-Royce Snecma Olympus 593 Mk 602 turbojet engines of 38,000 lbs thrust each.
|Avions Robin HR200, a sweet aerobatic trainer!|
|Map Caravan used by "Monty," Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC. This caravan was built by Fordson in 1944 and served as Monty's tactical HQ throughout the European campaign following D-Day.|