East Midlands... to Malta!

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East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Blue_2 » Thu May 23, 2013 11:35 am

Thought I'd share a few shots of 2 rather good museums, one considerably warmer than the other! With a bit of time to kill before flying out to Malta we had a look round the East Midlands Aeropark. A friendly little museum, it was interesting to have a look inside the Nimrod R.1 and see how different it was inside to our familiar MR.2 XV250. But first, a Vulcan greets you...
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Argosy, sheltering some of the local birdlife within
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Canberra
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R.1 under a moody sky
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Vulcan and friends as a seriously heavy shower approaches
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We scurried off to hide in the romney building until the rain passed. Once the sun came out we carried on exploring
Bucc
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Lightning
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And finally from East Midlands, a Meteor TT20
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Over to Malta, for another Meteor TT20!
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Apologies for the poor quality of these, I didn't want to risk taking my good camera abroad. But they give you a good idea of a great little museum
Vampire, looking good after a wash and brush up by an ex-Victor man!
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Sea Hawk
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One of the many great model dioramas on display at the museum.
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This canopy looks familiar but I can't place it. Ideas?
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Dak sneaking up on the Beech 18
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Meteors
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The Spitfire rebuild
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The Hurricane work in progress
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And the Swordfish waiting it's turn
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Outside, some interesting relics. Mosquito (?) remains
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One of the Hastings nose sections
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And the only bit of Victor I could find, a seat out of K.1 XH667.
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I can recommend either of these museums, great aircraft and friendly staff!
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Re: East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Mayfly » Thu May 23, 2013 11:41 am

I enjoyed looking at those - I've not been to East Mids and went to Malta years ago before I was so interested in a/c
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Re: East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Lucas1860 » Thu May 23, 2013 5:31 pm

Nice selection of shots.
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Re: East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Mackrick » Thu May 23, 2013 7:05 pm

Lovely photos thanks for posting :ymapplause:
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Re: East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat May 25, 2013 6:09 pm

I went to East Midlands for the first time on the 11th of May when I took my friend to Nottingham for her coach home. It's a lovely little museum! We didn't spend as long as we could have there as it chucked it down :( and I didn't take many photos so thanks for posting :D :ymapplause:

And I've never been to Malta so nice to see what's there :ymapplause:
I do like the Dak and Beech pic :D two of my favourites :D
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Re: East Midlands... to Malta!

Postby Blue_2 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:11 pm

My pics at East Midlands were taken on the afternoon of the 11th!
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