Royal Air Force Museum - London UK

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    #1 SHARKBITEATTACK, Feb 7, 2013
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    Hey all, I'm in the process of building a website called The WAR MACHINE. Its a collection of Military vehicles from museums and other attractions I've visited from around the world. This is the first set I published from the RAF Museum near London England. I'm only including WWII era aircraft in this post but be sure to look around my site for Cold War and Modern aircraft as well! https://sites.google.com/site/militarymuseums/home/raf-london
    Also, press the actual images to view them in their high resolution beauty!

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    Messerschmitt 262 (My favorite!)
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    Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire
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    Kawasaki ki 100
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    Me Bf 109
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    de Havilland Mosquito
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    P-51 Mustang
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    B-24 Liberator
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    B-25 Mitchell
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    Avro Lancaster
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    V2 Rocket ​
     
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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great museum. One of the best collections I have ever visited. Would love to go see it again.
     
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    Nice shots. Be advised there is a magazine called 'War Machine' - don't know if it will affect any copyright.
     
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    Nice photos, Sharkbiteattack; it's very difficult to photograph well at Hendon due to lighting, without some adjustment, those halogen bulbs in the roof of the main halls turn everything green.

    A note about the Miles Mohawk, the black aeroplane with the orange wings near the Harrier that might interest you American types. It was designed especially for Charles Lindbergh, who wanted a fast two-seat tourer for him and his wife. He flew it on some long distance flights from the UK, including to Russia and India. It's at Hendon because it was impressed into RAF service during WW2 - Lindbergh gifted it to the UK government.
     
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    Yeah it is. Most of my pics are very dark.
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback guys! and Airframes thanks for informing me about the magazine, I will make sure to take note of this.

    Here's a couple more

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    Heinkel HE-162

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    Gloster Meteor​
     
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    Damn fine shots...
     
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    Thanks Nuuman! Does anyone have pics of this plane? I started a thread a few days ago about Lindbergh's planes in museums.

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/between-wars-1918-1939/charles-lindberghs-aircraft-36210.html
     
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    Post 14: already posted a pic of it, Chris.
     
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    I saw that after I posted here. Thanks!! :)
     
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    Yes, it's a great museum but very bad for photo's. Next time I'm there I would like to try to make some HDR photo's that should improve things.
     
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    just to add the Ki 100 is now at RAF museum Cosford or at least it was last year when Terry and i visited !
     
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    it has been ages since I last went to Hendon!...some good shots here ...but you didn't go to the Battle of Britain hall then ?

    ..worth pointing out that there are more ex-Luftwaffe airframes on display at Hendon than in any other museum in the world...
     
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    Unfortunately I didn't make it there in time while the museum was still open. I know they have a JU 87 and a JU 88 there
     
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    And a Bf109E, He-111, and Bf-110G.
     
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    Wow, I'm playing the video game called War Thunder and I've flown all 3 of these aircraft and the JU87 +JU88. So mad at myself for not making it there to see those.
     
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