Thursday, September 13, 2012

London's Science Museum, aviation exhibits

My recent visit to London's Science Museum included an unexpected benefit; a floor with a number of aircraft displays, including the aircraft, many engines, even a 1 meter deep section from a Boeing B747!

In addition to some relatively "common' types, I saw the following aircraft, only one of which I had seen before [the SE5A, albeit not in a "skywriting configuration]. Enjoy the following pictures. For other [non aviation] photos from the museum, see my World Travels blog.

Top to bottom are:

Short SC1 - the world's first VTOL aircraft, from 1957! 
H.S. 125, G-ASSM, designed by Geoffrey de Havilland
Hawker P.1127, first prototype, leading to the Harrier Jump jet
Vickers Vimy
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A, G-EBIB, with extra equipment for skywriting!

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.