Midland Air Museum visit 26th October 2012
It has only been 12 months since my last visit to this Museum but a sunny morning and passing close by on the way to Bristol, This Museum is a must visit.The Vulcan B2 looks smart in it’s new coat of paint and great progress has been made on the Air Inter Vickers Viscount.The Bristow marked Whirlwind 3 had also been repainted since my last visit.
I arrived at about 10am and was first in so I had the run of the place with nobody else in my pictures.Space like any other Museum is at a premium so most of the aircraft are displayed outside, As usual I have added a Pictorial list of what i was able to shoot on the day.
1/ G-APRL – Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 101 – Elan marks.
2/ F-BGNR – Vicker Viscount 708 – Air Inter marks
3/ G-ALCU – De Havilland DH104 Dove 2 – Marked as Dunlop Aviation “G-ALVD“
4/ G-ARYB – De Havilland DH125 1 – (2nd Prototype)
5/ G-APWN Westland Whirlwind Series 3 – Bristow Helicopters marks.
6/ VS623 Percival Prentice T1 – (G-AOKZ) – RAF Silver marks
7/ VT935 Boulton Paul P.IIIA – Yellow scheme.
8/ WF922 English Electric Canberra PR.3 Camo
9/ WS838 / D / Gloster Meteor NF.14 – Camo 64Sqn marks.
10/ WV797 / J-491 / Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 – Royal Navy marks with Suez stripes.
11/ XA508 / GN-627 / Fairy Gannet T2 – Royal Navy 737NAS marks
12/ XA699 Gloster Javalin FAW.5 – Camo 5Sqn marks.
13/ XD626 De Havilland Vampire T.II – Stored
14/ XE855 De Havilland Vampire T.II – Stored
15/ XF382 / 15/ Hawker Hunter F.6A – Camo 234Sqn marks.
16/ XJ579 De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 – Nose section – Royal Navy marks.
17/ XL360 Avro Vulcan B2 – Camo
18/ XN685 / VL-703 / De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 – Royal Navy 890NAS marks
19/ XR771 / AN / English Electric Lightning F.6 – Camo 5Sqn marks.
20/ XX899 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B – Nose section 12Sqn marks.
21/ ZE694 / N-004 Bae Sea Harrier FA.2 – Royal Navy 801NAS marks.
22/ XK741 Folland Gnat F.1 – Marked as Finnish Airforce “GN-101″
23/ No.70 Dassault Mystere IVa – Patouille De France marks.
24/ 17473 Lockhead T-33A – RCAF special marks (Ex French Air Force )
25/ 54-2174 / SM / North American F-100D Super Sabre – USAF camo marks
(Ex French Air Force )
26/ R-756 Lockhead F-104G Starfighter – Royal Danish Air Force marks.
27/ ——– Mil MI-24D Hind – Bae marks (Ex Russian Red 06)
28/ 408 PZL Iskra 100 – Wears “1706” Polish Air Force .
29/ 56-0312 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo – USAF marks.
30/ 63-0414 McDonnell F-4C Phantom USAF marks NY ANG Stored.
31/48-0242 North American F-86A Sabre – USAF marks (N196B)
32/63-0699 /CG / McDonnell F-4C – USAF 366th TFW marks “Mig Killer “
33/55-713 / C / BAC Lightning T.55 – Royal Saudi Air Force Marks (ZF598)
34/58-2062 / DHC-2 U-6A Beaver – US Army marks.
35/ ——- / Humber Monoplane Replica (BAPC.9)
36/ ——- / Rollanson Turbulant ( BAPC.126)
37/ G-BRNM / Chichester Miles Consultant Leopard – 2nd Prototype.
38/ G-AEGV /Mignet HM.14 Pou -De – Ciel
39/ G-APJJ / Fairy Ultra Light – Royal Navy marks.
40/ EE531 / Gloster Meteor F.4 – RAF Camo marks.
41/ VZ477 / Glodster Meteor F.8 (Nose Section)
42/ WH646 / English Electric Canberra T.17A (Nose Section )
43/XK789 / Grasshopper TX.1 – RAF Silver marks.
44/ VF301 / RAL-G / DeHavilland Vampire F.1 RAF 605Sqn marks.
45/ 29640 / 08 / Saab J-29F – Swedish Air Force marks.
46/51-4419 / Lockhead T-33A – USAF 57FIS marks Ex French Air Force.
47/ ——– / Hawker Siddley Harrier GR5 Procedure Trainer.
Also noted outside
48/ Blue Steel Missile
49/Lockhead L-188 Electra Nose Section