Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Friday, 11 April 2014
|Chevrolet 2pdr Portee|
|Part of the AFV collection|
|Theres something in every corner|
|part of the AA collection|
|Most of the vehicles interiors can be viewed|
Thursday, 10 April 2014
|notice the one at the rights door flying open ?oops.|
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
20mm figures side by side ,in the 1st photo the SHQ figure is bent forward I didn't realise until after so added another pic at the end with the fault put right .All of them are on English 1pence coins and are in varying states of readiness just grabbed from my workbench . The two cp figures show the first with the integral base and the other with a slotta type base with the tag removed as per their
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Starting with the top photo :
XS417- a T5 version Newark Air Museum
XM 135- F1 shown in 74 Tiger Squadron markings at IWM Duxford ,this was the last F1 to fly
ZF588 -an F.53really serial number 53.693 Royal Saudi Air Force painted as an 74 Squadron aircraft at East Midlands Air Museum
XM192- an F.1A with a long career part of its history being as a subject for Airfix models when it served with 111 Squadron ,now at Thorpe Camp near Woodhall Spa
XR753- Hard to photograph mascot at R.A.F Coningsby
XS 903 -F6 variant flown into Elvington Air Museum in 1988 were she is still on display
WG 760- P1A prototype also took part in fire streak missile trials now at Cosford
XG337 -F1 hanging in a vertical climb pose at Cosford in the cold war section.
WG768- not really a lightning but a Short SB5 built by the REA to test English Electrics theory's on swept wings and tails so a part of lightning history , also on show at Cosford.
There are a few more on display around the UK ,hopefully catch up within them all and will update if I do .
|vampire nose and cockpit|
R.A.F Cranwell is a famous part of the R.A.F's history and just across the road from it the Heritage centre covers its story from being a R.N.A.S base to today as Training collage .Entrance is free and it's a fascinating place ,lots of hands on stuff for the kids (or wife) to have fun with including a jet provost simulator in which the landed perfectly other than forgetting to put the under carriage down and I ran out of fuel miles from the landing strip ?
|Lots of hands on stuff to play with|
|lots of displays and cabinets to view|