Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Morning Team 14 June is at my place a white out fog everywhere.
In the hangars at Stratford we have have some neat stuff. (I wish).
Anyhoo Jason B is in the UK at present and found his way into the Hendon Aviation Museum as ya do.
for your enjoyment is some photo's of his wander around what looks to be a fine establishment.
First up is The Vulcan (Funny that) what a fine looking Flying machine she is and well ahead of her time.
A B2 model which had the Wing enhancement. Basically a dog tooth or kink in leading edge of wing which was a vast improvement over the B1 wing.
Looking Sexy from any angle.
Ye Bomb bay or doors of death ....Quite large as designed to carry Nuculer payload
Then her secondary role the free fall Bomb's and I suspect the odd guided puppy.
That will be your Canberra there. Showing a trip out to the Colonies by the look of it.
The BAC Lightining back in the day brakes off to 50000 foot straight up 1 minute 30 seconds
Awesome peice of kit ( I reckon Thunderbird 1 was designed from it same wing etc)
Handley Page Victor much maligned but was in service for around 50 years so couldn't have been to bad.
I suspect this ids a Harrier Cockpit as the Controls on the left look like the nozzle control.
The mighty F-4 Phntom (British engine Powered which were slightly more powerfull than there American Bro's) The tail in the background belong s to a Tornado.
The Mossie (nuff said)
Just coming into service in the UK is the F-35 Lighting for the Airfoce & Navy if my memory serves me correctly. Although not a good look if in Muesuem already.
Avro Lancaster (or a four engined Spitfire.) no load you can through these things about the place.
What this puppy could carry was mind blowing right up to the 22000 pound Grand Slam (Earthquake) bomb.
Me-109 interesting aircraft long service life over 35000 made.
Was lucky enough to see the BMW powered one at Wanaka in1996
Man are they quiet quite easily sneak up on one.
Couple Machines here Gloster Metor Tail and Phantom Nose.
Couple Spitfires Possibly Mark 5 to 9 in the back there and in front Possibly Mark 22 to 26 maybe Griffon powered.
I would go Griffon powered just based on prop.
Ye Boeing B-17
They were okay but not as good as Lancaster they just overwhelmed with shear numbers in the Sky.
Another shot of the Spit & Phantom & Tornado
Even wider angle shot with Metor, Phantom, Tornado, Spit and Wessex chopper in behind.
Mark 5 - 9 spit Left & Seafire to the right. Vampire nose to the extreme left and I can spot a Harvard in the background.
Excellent keep them coming Jason.