Monday 6 May 2013

Duxford in the Sun

I took the wife and the young Padawan to Duxford on Sunday to take advantage of the fine spring weather that has finally arrived in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. I've been to Duxford dozens of times (it's less than an hour from where I live) and as Friends of the Museum we got in for free. There was a classic car rally on the site,  but to be honest if its not painted green and packing a couple of MG's and a Gun I'm not that interested! I didn't take many pictures (I've posts lots on BLMA over the years here, here and here) but here's a few from this visit.
The B17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B'
Junkers Ju52/3m "Iron Annie"
Myself and my Young Padawan at Duxford
A V1 Flying Bomb on its launch ramp
The V1
Part of the USAF Memorial Wall at Duxford
An Overlord C-47 Decota 
Part of the infamous Iraqi 'Supergun'
USAF Flight gear
A rather dilapidated Radar dish
A Replica Spitfire in the Battle of Britain hanger
Part of the gas catapult system for another V1
The second V1 at Duxford
I'll be back at Duxford in mid June for a military vehicle rally and no doubt again later in the year for an Air Show or two. 


  1. Nice photos Lee. Are you coming north for the Battlegroup North event next weekend at the Elvington Air Museum ?

  2. Nice pictures. This is the first I'd heard of the "super gun". You can't make this stuff up.

    1. It was designed to be a 1000mm gun capable of hitting anywhere in the Middle East (whhich basically means Israel).

  3. Very cool pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nice pics!
    I may have mentioned the Kalamazoo Air Zoo before. My kids and I love it; from the black bird to the 3d interactive flight film of the Kalamazoo Girl it's another great museum. You should hear the shrieks of young girls doing barrel rolls in a jet aircraft simulator! ;)


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