I recently had a chance to get away for a weekend (something we haven't done in a long while) and visited a few museums. Newark Air Museum has been on my hit list for some time and has a very interesting history and an even more interesting collection of Post War jet aircraft on display. I shot a little bit of video while I was there and it is available to view on my YouTube Channel Miniature Adventures.
I also took a few pictures (you know what I'm like!) and thought I'd share these here as well.
|Avro Vulcan B.2 in excellent condition - The Vulcan was a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1956 until 1984.|
|Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 outside Hanger 1 - It was a British carrier-capable attack aircraft designed in the 1950s for the Royal Navy.|
|Avro Shackleton MR.3/3 - Constructed in 1957 this aircraft was for a while stationed in Malta. It had a crew of 10, a top speed of 302mph and a range of about 3600 miles.|
|A Model of a Halifax Mk 3 with 466 Sqdn. Halifaxes were one of a number of British Bombers based at this site during the war, primarily for training.|
|Another model of a Halifax, this time signed by aircrew veterans.|
|Memorial to Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC DSO DFC|
|Probably the prettiest Anderson Shelter I have ever seen!|
|Memorial to the personnel of Bomber Command who made the supreme sacrifice in WWII|
It was nice to get out and back to visiting museums, something we haven't been able to do for such a long time. It was especially nice because the weather was fantastic for a change, so all in all a refreshing day out and another step back towards normality.