Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

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Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Leebee0 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:11 pm

Hi all

A few pics from the VTTSC visit to the Conservation Centre today at Cosford.

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Vickers Wellington

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Handley Page Hampden

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Unfortunately only part of the Hawker Kestrel was in the centre although this will be on display in the Research and Development hanger shortly.

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The Museums completely original FW190 has been finally returned to Cosford after spending many years hanging from the celling at the IWM London.The finishing touches were being applied to her before going back on display in the Warplanes Hanger next week!


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The Warplanes hanger was actually closed as it had been hired out for a Glen Miller night. Which meant there was a unique opportunity to photograph a few airframes outside although they had covers on them.

FMA 1A58 Pucara

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Messerschmitt Me 410A

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Mitsubishi KI-46 Dainah

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BAe Harrier GR9A

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Many thanks to all at the RAF Museum Cosford for a fascinating day out enjoyed by all

Thanks for looking

Lee.
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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Dan4th » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:04 am

Some of the restorations appear to
be from almost nothing!

The rest of it is Wonderful!!!!!

And the ME is a tribute to worthy
adversaries.....

Thank You :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

All Good :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Leebee0 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:44 am

Hi Dan

Good point about the Me410 very advanced machine the guns on this were remotely controlled. Something we then tested on a Lancaster in 1945 at Cosford!

Cheers

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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Aceyone » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:36 am

Very interesting set of pics,thanks for posting !
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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Ray C » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Very enjoyable....do you have to book....or just turn up....?
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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Kermit » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:31 pm

Great pictures Lee ! Thanks for organising the visit, one of the best afternoons in recent months, even if the traffic getting there was diabolical ! Have to say, I was shocked by how little of the Hampden there was to go on, but what a fantastic place, everywhere you looked there was something of interest. For me though, the highlight was the "private tour" of the Dornier. Awesome, astonishing, what a tribute to the museum to see it there.... And with the man in charge to explain the problems and what they plan to do. Brilliant. Thanks, Lee !
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Re: Visit to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

Postby Leebee0 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:32 pm

Kermit wrote:Great pictures Lee ! Thanks for organising the visit, one of the best afternoons in recent months, even if the traffic getting there was diabolical ! Have to say, I was shocked by how little of the Hampden there was to go on, but what a fantastic place, everywhere you looked there was something of interest. For me though, the highlight was the "private tour" of the Dornier. Awesome, astonishing, what a tribute to the museum to see it there.... And with the man in charge to explain the problems and what they plan to do. Brilliant. Thanks, Lee !


You're welcome glad you enjoyed it.

No problem on the Dornier tour :)

Cheers

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