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.
For the Duxford Air Show section
Images courtesy of Ian Bracegirdle and Ross Cannon