Friday, July 30, 2010

Duxford Imperial War Museum & Flying Legends Airshow 2009

Three weeks ago, like every year, the most important gathering of warbirds in Europe took place at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire. Last year I paid my first visit to this great event and here are few shots of my walkaround:


Sadly on the first day, I came to know that all the aircraft of the Fighter Collection were to be grounded for the airshow. Permits to fly were denied due to "paperwork audit issues". Whatever the reason was, it was a shame not to see them fly.

The AirSpace Hangar...

Some P-51 Mustangs...

...also the PBY Catalina, French MS 406 (the only example left in flying condition) and an Avro Shackleton waiting for restoration.

Inside the Battle of Britain hangar...

and some Cold War jets in Hangar 4.

Next was Hangar 5 with its Ju 52 & Fiesler 156 Luftwaffe duo.


F-15C on my way to the American Air Museum and another V-1 Flying Bomb; this onedisplayed even better, with a full "ski" launch base camouflaged in the trees.



...and finally inside this beautiful bulding...



More arrivals for the airshow...



...and some good selection of diecast models :)



A quick sneak peak at the star of the show, a Focke Wulf 190


More from the show...



Nose art...




and taxiing....



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