The Junkers Ju-87 Stuka was an infamous dive bomber produced in Germany before and during World War Two (the name was derived from Sturzkampfflugzeug which translates to dive bomber). Approximately 6,500 were built between 1936 to 1944. In the Spanish Civil War (the Ju-87 entered combat with the German Condor Legion in 1937) and the early days of the Blitzkrieg… Read More Achtung Stuka!
One of my true passions is obviously aviation, but not just those amazing aircraft that take to the air or can be seen immaculately restored (or not so as the case may be) in museums around the world. I also am fascinated by the process that gets historic aircraft that have seen better days back… Read More Aircraft restoration at IWM Duxford
During my travels in the UK in June 2012 I took a day trip from London to Cambridge, then caught a shuttle bus from the train station direct to the Imperial War Museum Duxford (the whole process could not have been easier). This is a massive museum with one of the worlds finest aviation collections from World War… Read More Imperial War Museum Duxford – One of the World’s Finest Air Museums
So much is crammed into the relatively small Imperial War Museum in London, UK. Particularly the grand atrium which has everything on display from tanks to aircraft and midget submarines (mainly from World War One and World War Two)! My Uncle Ed and I visited there in June 2012. It is an impressive place to explore for a… Read More Imperial War Museum – London
The Imperial War Museum Duxford in the UK has an incredible aviation collection including areas where you can see conservation in action, bringing historic aircraft back to life. From a personal point of view I was pleased to see in the restoration area during my visit in June 2012 a Bristol Beaufighter that was formerly… Read More RAAF Bristol Beaufighter – “Whispering Death”
The Imperial War Museum Duxford in the UK has an incredible aviation collection with many rare and interesting displays. Something that really stood out for me whilst visiting the museum on June 13th, 2012 was that I have never seen so many Supermarine Spitfires (static and flying versions) in one location, as at Duxford! There are… Read More The Spitfires of Duxford
June 12th, 2012 The main Royal Air Force Museum is located in Hendon on the outskirts of London in the UK and it contains a large collection of famous military aircraft that have served in the RAF from the early years of flight to the modern-day. It is a fantastic collection with some very rare historic aircraft. Classic aircraft of… Read More Royal Air Force Museum – British Aircraft