Sunday, September 16, 2012

National Museums Scotland - National Museum of Flight # 2

In this next post, I cover off most of the other "heavy metal" at the museum. Unfortunately, most of it is outside, and deteriorating because of that, but still good to see them.

The first aircraft is the cockpit and forward fuselage of a Boeing 707-436, G-APFJ.

The second aircraft is a former British Airways BAC 1-11, G-AVMO. I hadn't realised it, but like the Boeing 727, this aircraft can be entered via rear stairs, which is how we entered it for out look around.

Next up is the mighty Avro Vulcan, registration XM597. This is one impressive beast - again, deteriorating in the weather, but still great to be able to walk around and under.

Last is the ex Dan Air de Havilland DH106 Comet 4C, G-BDIX. This was the latest model to be built, based on the lessons learned from the first version, which had the unfortunate habit of blowing up in mid air :-(


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