Museum Aircraft Collection

BUCCANEER
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XT280
CANBERRA
English Electric Canberra T4 (WJ 880)
DASSAULT MYSTERE
Dassault Mystere
F-100 SUPER SABRE
North American F-100 Super Sabre
F-111E ESCAPE CAPSULE
General Dynamics F-111E Escape Capsule
GANNET
Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL497
HAWKER HUNTER
Hawker Hunter WT746
JET PROVOST
Jet Provost T4 XP557
JETSTREAM
British Aerospace Jetstream T2 (562) (XX 483)
LIGHTNING
English Electric Lightning F53
LOCKHEED T-33A
Lockheed TF-80C / T-33A
METEOR
Gloster Meteor T7
SAAB DRAKEN
Saab Draken
SPITFIRE
Supermarine Spitfire P7540 (LOCH DOON)
SYCAMORE
Bristol 171 MK 111 Sycamore
TRIDENT
Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B
WESSEX
Westland Wessex HU.5 XT486


BUCCANEER

Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XT280

BLACKBURN BUCCANEER S.2B XT280 XT280 was built by Hawker Siddeley at Brough in 1965, to S.2A standard with partial Martel Missile capability. Delivered to the Royal Navy in November 1965. The aircraft served on the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and … Continue reading →

CANBERRA

English Electric Canberra T4 (WJ 880)

CANBERRA T4 (WJ 880) This aircraft entered service with the RAF in March 1955 with 15 MU and in August of that year was assigned to 104 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force in Germany at RAF Gutersloh. In August 1956 … Continue reading →

DASSAULT MYSTERE

Dassault Mystere

DASSAULT MYSTERE IVA (France) The Dassault MD-452 Mystere first flew on 23rd February 1951 and was a development of the MD-450 ouragan. After further changes to the design the final models went into service – the MK-111N Night Fighter and … Continue reading →

F-100 SUPER SABRE

North American F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 SUPER SABRE The F-100 was the first fighter to attain level supersonic flight, achieving this on its maiden flight on 25 May1953. The aircraft’s claim to fame was as a superb close air support aircraft during the Vietnam conflict. … Continue reading →

F-111E ESCAPE CAPSULE

General Dynamics F-111E Escape Capsule

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111E ESCAPE CAPSULE The F-111 escape capsule displayed here is from F-111E (68-060) which crashed on 5 November 1975 in the Wainfleet ranges approximately 5 miles east southeast of Boston, Lincolnshire. The aircraft, from the 20th Tactical Fighter … Continue reading →

GANNET

Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL497

FAIREY GANNET AEW.3 XL497 This aircraft first flew in November, 1960 and was assigned to 849 HQ Flt. Culdrose. In January 1966 it was shipped to Changi in the far east and served with 849C Flt. aboard HMS Ark Royal … Continue reading →

HAWKER HUNTER

Hawker Hunter WT746

HAWKER HUNTER This aircraft, WT746, never saw actual squadron service but was assigned to 5 MU and Air Fighting Development Squadron before becoming an instructional airframe in 1960. In July 2008 this aircraft was re-painted in camouflage colours of 43 … Continue reading →

JETSTREAM

British Aerospace Jetstream T2 (562) (XX 483)

JETSTREAM T2 (562) (XX 483) The Jetstream was built in the mid 70s by British Aerospace at Prestwick, Scotland and was a great success for the company. XX483 started its life with the Central Flying School and then with the … Continue reading →

LIGHTNING

English Electric Lightning F53

ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING F53 This aircraft, coded 53-682, served with the Royal Saudi Air Force from 1968 until 1986. It served with the RSAF 2nd and 6th squadrons and was used to fight rebel forces in the 1970s. On the … Continue reading →

LOCKHEED T-33A

Lockheed TF-80C / T-33A

LOCKHEED TF-80C / T-33A The P/F-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter in United States service. While its origins go back to 1944 it saw no service in WWll. It was not until 1950 and the Korean war that … Continue reading →

METEOR

Gloster Meteor T7

GLOSTER METEOR T7 (HYBRID) The Gloster Meteor was developed as Britain’s first jet powered fighter and first took to the skies on 5 March 1943. One RAF squadron was fully equipped with the type by the end of the following … Continue reading →

SAAB DRAKEN

Saab Draken

SAAB DRAKEN 16/40 (Serial Number 35075) Saab Draken 16/40 (Serial Number 35075) is on long term loan from The Imperial War Museum, Duxford. This particular aircraft served with 16 Wing (Flygflottilj F16) of the Swedish Airforce based at Uppsala between … Continue reading →

SPITFIRE

Supermarine Spitfire P7540 (LOCH DOON)

SPITFIRE P7540 (LOCH DOON) On the 25th Oct, 1941, Spitfire P7540 crashed into Loch Doon. The aircraft and pilot of 312 (Czech) Squadron was on a training flight from RAF Ayr and while flying very low over the water, the … Continue reading →

SYCAMORE

Bristol 171 MK 111 Sycamore

BRISTOL 171 MK 111 SYCAMORE (WA576) This aircraft was acquired by the Museum in June 1987 after it had spent 6 years in the open suffering from the effects of weather and vandalism. The rotor blades are of plywood construction … Continue reading →

TRIDENT

Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B

HAWKER SIDDELEY TRIDENT 3B (G-AWZJ) Trident G-AWZJ made its first flight on 9 September 1971 and served all its life with British Airways on European short haul flights. These short flights would account for the low flight hours (23118) with … Continue reading →

WESSEX

Westland Wessex HU.5 XT486

WESSEX HU.5 XT486 XT486 was assigned to 847 squadron when it reformed on 4th May, 1982 under the command of Lt. Cmdr. MD Booth. The helicopter sailed for the south Atlantic and the Falklands War on the ship Engadine on … Continue reading →