My visit at the RAF museum in Hendon (London)

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  1. Marcel

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    As promised to Adler in another thread, here the pictures I took at the RAF museum. I only had a small pocket camera on me, so not all pictures are of the best of quality.
    But anyway, if you haven't been there already and you have some time to spare when you are in London, I can surely recommend a visit to this great museum. It's free of charge and easy to get to. And of course they have some great aeroplanes on display there. First a hall with WWI era planes. Here you see a Sopwith pup and a Vickers Vimy (the one with the cap in front is me). The gentleman of the museum was kind enough to let me photograph the cockpits. Of course there are a lot more planes in this hall.
     

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    A Japanese KI-100, a Bf109-G2 (one photo with a mossie in the back), a Hawker Tempest (as I'm told the only one still existing today) and a Me262 (with a Hawker Hart and e Fokker D.VII in the back)
     

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    The bombbay and a closeup of the mossie and a closup of the Fokker D.VII...
     

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    The bomber hall: A Wellington, the interior of a Hallifax which lay on the seafloor for 30 years, Barnis Wallis' big earthquake bomb "Grand Slam", really impressive, the bomb bay in which it had to fit (of the Lancaster) and a 2 seat FW190.
     

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    A He-162volksjaeger, the Lancaster, a Typhoon and a Bristol Bulldog.
     

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    A P47D. Then, in the Battle of Britain hall, sorry for the quality, as it was very dark in there.., a Gloster Gladiator, a Bulton Paul Defiant, a Bristol Blenheim (nice, this a-symetric nose) and a Spitfire mk.I
     

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    You don't want to have this one in your rear mirror, a Bf109-E3 head on and from other angles, a He111H and a Ju88 nightfigter (don't know why this belongs to the BoB hall, but well...)
     

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    Finally, a Bf110 nightfighter, a FIAT CR.42 and the bombload of a Sunderland flyingboat. The last one was really big and I couldn't get it on photo as a whole. As said, there are many more planes to see, so check them out if you've got the chance.
     

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    Nice Pic's, Marcel. Thanks for sharing. Doubt if I'll ever get back to
    London. Last time I was there (in the 60's) I was too interested in
    seeing all the pubs.

    Charles
     
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    Don't worry Chales, I did that as well ;)
     
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    Very nice Marcel!

    I certainly need to make it up to this museum.
     
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    Yep, I would recommend that.
     
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    Nice pics mate.
     
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    Nice pics. I would also highly recommend a visit.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Nice pics. Someday I'll make it across the pond.
     
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    Looks amazing. Hope I make it there someday...
     
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing
     
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    Yes agree great Museum (though when I went there it wasn't free to go in), but one bizare co-incidence is the fact that the No. of one of the local buses that go there is 303!!
     
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    I'm going there in two weeks from now. I'm going on Sunday when it's open until 6.

    How many hours did you guys spend there?

    Anything I should know before going?

    Kris
     
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