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Duxford American Air Museum

 

Duxford American Air Museum

Duxford American Air Museum. Photo by Ross Cannon

 

Duxford American Air Museum is a memorial to the thousands of American airmen who lost their lives while flying from the UK during the Second World War. The American Air Museum was designed by Sir Norman Foster and opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 1st August 1997. The largest aircraft is the B-52 Stratofortress bomber with a 61m/200ft wingspan and an 18.5m/52ft high tail fin. Other exhibits include a Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, B-24M Liberator, Lockheed U-2 and various small aircraft suspended from the hangar ceiling. With the added bonus of a raised walkway around the back of the hangar which gives a very good view of the topsides of the aircraft.

 

A few notes for your diary

D-Day Anniversary Air Show - 24 & 25 May 2014

Flying Legends - 12th & 13th July 2014

The Duxford Air Show - 13th & 14th September 2014

 

For the Duxford Air Show section

Imperial War Museum Duxford website

 

Duxford American Air Museum
Packard V-1650 Merlin Aero engine at Duxford American Air Museum
North American P-51 Mustang 463209 WZ-S/BAPC255 replica at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing-Stearman PT-17 41-8169 at Duxford American Air Museum
Lockheed U-2-CT-LO Dragon Lady 56-6692 at Duxford American Air Museum
Spad S-13 Mk XIII 1 4513 S/G-BFYO replica at Duxford American Air Museum
Liberty V 12 Aero engine (First World War) at Duxford American Air Museum
Duxford American Air Museum
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II 155529 114-AJ/ZE359 at Duxford American Air Museum
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II 155529 114-AJ/ZE359 at Duxford American Air Museum
North American F-100D-11-NA Super Sabre 42165 VM-165/42165 at Duxford American Air Museum
Lockheed SR-71A-LO Blackbird 61-17962 at Duxford American Air Museum
Lockheed SR-71A-LO Blackbird 61-17962 engine at Duxford American Air Museum
Lockheed T33-A Shooting Star 51-4286 at Duxford American Air Museum
USA Marine Corps North American B-25J/PBJ-1J Mitchell N7614C/31171 at Duxford American Air Museum
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger AS.3 3-X USN 46214/CF-KCG at Duxford American Air Museum
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger AS.3 3-X USN 46214/CF-KCG at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-29 Superfortress 461748 Y/G-BHDK at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-29 Superfortress 461748 Y/G-BHDK at Duxford American Air Museum
Bell UH-1 Huey O-21605 at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 60689 at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 60689 engine at Duxford American Air Museum
Duxford American Air Museum
General Dynamics F-111E-CF Aardvark 67-0120 at Duxford American Air Museum
General Dynamics F-111E-CF Aardvark 67-0120 at Duxford American Air Museum
General Dynamics F-111E-CF Aardvark 67-0120 at Duxford American Air Museum
General Dynamics F-111E-CF Aardvark 67-0120 engines at Duxford American Air Museum
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 226413 ZU-N/N47DD at Duxford American Air Museum
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 226413 ZU-N/N47DD at Duxford American Air Museum
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 226413 ZU-N/N47DD at Duxford American Air Museum
Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog 270909 77-0259/AR at Duxford American Air Museum
Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog 270909 77-0259/AR at Duxford American Air Museum
Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog 270909 77-0259/AR engine at Duxford American Air Museum
Consolidated B-24M-20CO Liberator 44-51228 at Duxford American Air Museum
Consolidated B-24M-20CO Liberator 44-51228 M2 Browning machine guns at Duxford American Air Museum
North American AT-6D Texan at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-17G-95DL Flying Fortress 44-83735 Mary Alice at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-17G-95DL Flying Fortress 44-83735 Mary Alice at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-17G-95DL Flying Fortress 44-83735 Mary Alice at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-17G-95DL Flying Fortress 44-83735 Mary Alice at Duxford American Air Museum
Boeing B-17G-95DL Flying Fortress 44-83735 Mary Alice M2 Browning machine guns at Duxford American Air Museum
Douglas C-47A-85-DL Skytrain/Dakota at Duxford American Air Museum

Images courtesy of Ian Bracegirdle and Ross Cannon