Duxford American Airforce in Britain Museum

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    The last time I went to Duxford the new US Airforce building had just started being built this is the end result designed by sir Norman Foster I think they've done a good job in paying tribute to the US involvement in the UK I'll put on a few pics at a time as I edit them there's about 20 in all.
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    A few more Pics guys
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    Nice pics. Those are some mighty big models they have hanging there. ;)
    Even an A-10, eh? I always preferred the look of it in green, myself. :cool:
     
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    A bit better view here Skim mate (I know your kidding but I can assure you there are all the real deal Skim no fakes here there just not airworthy) :cry:
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    Of course I was kidding. :lol:
    I know they're real planes. Many museums suspend them like that.

    Great view of the A-10 though.:thumbleft:
    That is, unless you're actually on the receiving end.
     
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    Actually while I was there they threatened to suspend me from the ceiling claiming I was another relic from the past but as Im a Limey and not a Yank I got away with it :lol: . Another couple of pics
     

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    I must say, they've got a hell of a collection there. I wish there were larger, more complete air museums around here where I live.
     
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    I think they've been clever speaking to the guys who admin the place they have combined a series of attractions like free hanger space for private classic plane owners in return for displaying the aircraft and the number of volunteers is unbelievable. I have started donating towards the Airspace Hanger that will house the British and Commonwealth displays
    at the moment there are 5 hangers of planes to visit excluding the US building and the land warfare section. heres a couple of pics in the conservation hanger and of the new ones construction in progress. current cost is £21 million All images are from my own personel collection and may be used in the public domian
     

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    Is that Canuck going to be a flyer or just static?
     
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    Not sure Skim I believe its a runner but to be honest I couldnt tell you if they intend to do enough restoration to get an airworthy ticket or not
    the TRS2 is definately for static display only so is the Lightning.
     
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    Still, they'll be great additions.
     
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    Great pics! 8) The first few really show how big the Avenger really is!
     
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    No pics of the B-52 in there Trackend?
     
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    Can't wait for the Lightning. Do you have to pay to take pictures in there like you do in IWM:North (rip off)?
     
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    No D £9.50 entry fee and thats it
    Problem with the B52 is that it takes up so much room in the hall that even with a wide angle lens you can only get bits and most of them are back lit so they tend to be dark so sorry for the poor quality guys#
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    Nice 8) Ive really got to get to duxford.
     
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    Ive found an aircraft list for Duxford that explains if they are static or airworthy Skim the Canada is unfortunately a static disply undergoing restoration Ill write up a list of all the planes and post it here Skim
     
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    I figured it was static only, but thanks trackie.

    I'm actually rather amazed to see the SR-71 there.
     
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    The list of Aircraft currently at Duxford although some more had arrived
    for the Warbird show
    A = Airworthy
    S = Static
    R = Currently being Restored
    Total 132 aircraft
     

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    Wow theyve got some pretty neat stuff there! Shame the Komet isnt airworthy ;)
     
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