Monday, 10 August 2009
In the absence of painting anything for 3 weeks, here are some pics of my visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight hangar at RAF Conningsby. I recommend a visit here, you can get a good look at the kit they've got up close, though you cant climb all over the aircraft, but you get a very informative guided tour by ex pilots. There's the constant roar of Typhoons flying outside too.
In my anal way of photographing just about everything, included in the pics here are a standard WWII blind flying panel, a TR 1154 radio transmitter from bomber command, a gun camera, and they have a nice little model of a Beaufighter in the visitors centre too. In all, the BBMF operate 2 Hurricanes, a Dakota, the Lancaster, 5 Spitfires and two Chipmunks. One of the Spits was out on the apron when we had a look, but I didn't ask if it'd been up that day.