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27. Yorkshire Air Museum
This is a really interesting museum sited on
a World War Two Bomber Command Station RAF Elvington. The 'exhibits'
include the original Control Tower, Air Gunners' Collection, Barnes
Wallis' prototype 'bouncing bomb' and new exhibition telling the story
of RAF Bomber Command. The collection of historical aircraft depicts
aviation from its earliest days in the 'Great War' (1914-1918), to World War Two
(1939-1945) with the awesome and
unique Halifax Bomber rebuild through to modern post war jets of the
'Cold War' period.
The cramped cockpit of a Dakota - great flying I believe!
'Parked'! Gloster Javelin fighter XH767 - the Gloster Javelin was the world's first twin-engined delta-wing fighter. Designed as a two-seat all-weather interceptor and has a maximum speed of 702 mph.
G-YURO Europa Aviation Europa 001
The hanger had been partly cleared to make way for a WWII 70th anniversary service on Sunday September 6th 2009.
The rebuild Handley Page Halifax II(III) 'LV907' heavy bomber 1944-1948 (282 mph)
Friday the 13th !
CWU 874, a car from the 1940's ?
RA 854 Slingsby Cadet TX.1
'42' De Havilland Vampire D.H.115 T11 jet trainer 1955-1960 (522 mph)
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 XP640 initial jet trainer (410 mph)
Gloster Meteor F.8 WL168 'WK864' interceptor fighter 1954-1961 (592 mph)
De Havilland Mosquito NF.2 HJ711 Night Fighter (1942-1950)
The Mosquito's Rolls-Royce Merlin 21 or 23 engine
Replica of a Messerschmitt Bf. 109 G-6 ('Me 109') German single seater fighter 1937-1945
Auster AOP 6 from the 1940's when they were used as an airborne observation post (fitted Gipsy Moth 7 engine)
G-AFFI, Mignet HM 14. Pou du Ciel 'Flying Flea' home built light aircraft 1934-1937, banned from flying after 1937 due to appalling safety record - safety design fault caused high number of fatalities.
Replica of a B.E.2b RAF designed and built from 1916 onwards (max. 73 mph).
Replica of an Avro 504K 1913-1933 (max 95 mph)
Helicopter Saro Skeeter Mark XII British Army 2 seat reconnaissance and artillery 1957-1967
KC427 Douglas Dakota IV C-47B-25-DK KN353 G-AMYJ transport aircraft 1945-1995
Cockpit and flight controls of the Dakota DC4?
Fairey Aviation Ltd Gannet AEW3 XL 502
English Electric Canberra T.4 WH846 dual control trainer 1954-1977 (620 mph)
On the left Hawker Siddeley (Blackburn) Buccaneer S.2 XN974 low-level strike and reconnaissance 1964-1991 (690 mph)
Left: Dassault Mirage IIIE 538 tactical fighter bomber
Right: BAC (English Electric) Lightning F 6 XS903 (1500 mph)
FGA.78 Hawker Hunter single seater ground attack fighter
Hawker Hunter T.7 XL572 'XL571'
Handley Page Victor K2 XL231 'Lusty Lindy' !!!!
'417' Lockheed/Canadair Silver Star CL-30 (CT-133) 21417 armed trainer 1952-1974
Hawker Siddeley Harrier G.R.3 ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft
G-AVPN Handley Page Herald 213 HPR-7 short range transport aircraft - used by the 'Channel Express' company, presumably operating on flights from the UK to European destinations such as France, Germany, Holland etc.
R6690 Replica Spitfire Mk1a 'Battle of Britain' fighter plane
An example of the Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 'Battle of Britain' fighter plane
As the piper played before the assembled RAF cadets and officers ...
... a Spitfire and a Hurricane WWII 'Battle of Britain' fighters flew over ...
... as part of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in 1939
AMAZING and MOVING
The car park of the Yorkshire Air Museum is guarded by a Vickers Chieften prototype main battle tank! and is the most powerful main battle tank of its type ever constructed.
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