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This is going to be more of a review than a walk around, since I didn't see all of it and photographed even less.

It's not a big place, but there's a lot to see.

Outside there are several aircraft, including most of a T28-C Trojan:




A FMA IA 58 Pucará:



A MIG-15 bis (I think, I didn't actually read the sign!):



A Falklands Phantom:



Sort of:



Vickers Valetta C.2:



And one of the reasons I didn't see the whole museum; the Bristol Bloodhound, which I took slightly under 500 reference photos of :D



Also outside there's:

  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 
  • Percival Sea Prince T.1
  • F-100D
  • Lockheed T.33.A
  • Hunting Jet Provost T.3A
  • Hawker Hunter FGA.9
  • Gloster Meteor F (TT).8
  • Gloster Javelin FAW.9R
  • English Electric Canberra T.4
  • de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1
  • Dassault MD-452 Mystere IVA

Plus several cockpit and fuselage sections, and other bits and bobs.

Inside there's a Lightning F.1; and a Sea Harrier FA.2 which you can just see the tail of here:



A Bristol Sycamore HR.14:



A Westland Whirlwind HAS.7:



Two Supermarine Scimitars:



Well maybe not :D



A Bolton & Paul P.75 Overstrand nose reconstruction:




A Boulton & Paul P.6 reconstruction:



A Mosquito cockpit mockup:



Plus many many other complete aircraft, cockpit sections, engines etc.

There's also plenty of bits off crashed second world war aircraft that locals have dug up, one bloke found a V2 engine combustion chamber by tripping over it!


You can buy a basic selection of food and drink in one corner of the hangar, which they've named the NAAFI. Here's the view you get whilst you eat your cake:



There's a significant numbers of models, from sub 1/144 scale all the way up to 1/2 scale. Some were constructed during the war from wood, and some are modern, as well as anything in-between.

It's hard to describe just how much stuff they've squeezed in.


I think it's well worth a visit, and since it only costs £0 to get in, you can buy several of their new and second hand books which we did.

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