2006 Museums: RAF at Hendon, UK

While in a business trip I had to spend a week-end in London.  After checking with friends on the now defunct Avi8.com forum, the RAF Museum at Hendon was suggested to me, among others.  Well, let's say I was not disappointed by my visit, on the contrary.  What an awesome museum !  Lots of airplanes to see as you can see with my pictures below.

I have organized my pictures like a virtual visit of the museum, in the same order as I visited the various exhibitions.  Hope you enjoy !


Graham White Factory:
  This section of the museum was closed to visitors during my visit.  I only have an external shot of it...  WWI aircrafts will be for another time !

Pylon aircrafts:
  Hawker Hurricane
     Front view
  Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc
(Replica)

Milestones of Flight:
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.? in the entrance
 View of the exhibition hall
   Another view of the hall
 Blériot XI
 North American P-51D Mustang
   Side view
   Nose view
 Eurofighter Typhoon (mockup)
 deHavilland Mosquito B35
   Front view
   Low side view
   3/4 front view
   Engine nacelle
   Merlin 23 engine
   Landing gear
   Tail view
 Sopwith Camel
 Fokker DVII
 Kawasaki Ki-1001B
   Rear 3/4 view
   Cockpit view
   Top view
   Front view
 Hawker Hart
 Sikorsky R4-B Overfly I
 Hawker Tempest V
 deHavilland Gipsy Moth
 BAe Harrier GR3
   Nose view
   Pegasus 103 engine
 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2
   Side view
   Side view
   Tail view
 Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe
   Front view
   Nose view
   Engine nacelle
   Rear 3/4 view
   Side view
   Tail view 
 
Bomber Command:
 
Vickers Wellington X
   Side view
 
Consolidated B24L-20-FO Liberator
  
Nose view
  
Nose-art detail
 
Avro Lancaster 1
  
Engine nacelles
  
Merlin XX Engine
  
Bomb bay & back turret
  
Nose view
 Handley Page Halifax II
   Front view
 Handley Page Victor K2
   Nose art detail
 Avro Anson 1

 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B
   Nose view
   Nose art detail
   Cockpit/nose section

 Royal Aircraft Factory BE2b
 Supermarine Spitfire LF XVIE
 Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP 12
 Airspeed Oxford 1
 Avro Vulcan B2
   Nose view
   Olympus engine
   Main gear view

   Tail view
 Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1
   3/4 rear view
   Cockpit view
   Side view
   Tail view
 Heinkel He 162A-2
   Rear view
 North American TB-25 J Mitchell
   Nose view
 Boeing B17G Fortress
   Chin turret view
   Engine nacelles view
   Tail view

Historic Hangars:
 Gloster Meteor F8
   Rolls-Royce W.2B/23C Turbojet Engine

 Supermarine Spitfire F24
   3/4 rear view
 Hawker Typhoon 1B

   Side view
   Cockpit view

 deHavilland Chipmunk
 deHavilland Vampire F3
   Goblin jet engine
 English Electric Canberra PR3

 British Aircraft Corporation Lightning F6
 British Aircraft Corporation Jet Provost T5A
 Hawker Hart Trainer
 Curtiss Kittyhawk IV
   Cockpit view
   3/4 rear view
 Auster
 Hawker Hunter FGA9
   Nose view
 Hawker Tempest II
   Side view
 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt II
   Nose view

 North American Harvard Mk.IIB
 deHavilland 9A
   Nose view
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
    Nose view
 Supermarine Southampton
 Bristol Beaufighter TFX
 Bristol Beaufort

   Side view
 Supermarine Stranraer
   Nose view

 Lockheed Hudson IIIA
   Nose & turret view
 European Helicopter Industries Merlin EH101
 Westland Belvedere HC1
   Tail view
 Westland Gazelle HCC4
   Nose view
 Westland Wessex HCC4 (WS-58)
 Westland WS-55-3 Whirlwind HAR10
 
Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.12
 Avro Rota
 Panavia Tornado GR1A
 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2
   Nose art detail
 Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star Cockpit Simulator
   Engineer console

Battle of Britain:
 Junkers Ju87G-2 (Stuka)
   Side view
   3/4 rear view
 CASA E3B (Bu131 Jungmann)
 Fiat CR42 Falco
 Messerschmitt Bf 110G-2 Night Fighter
   Front view
   Side view
 Bristol Blenheim IV (Bolimbrooke)
   Front view
 Junkers Ju88R-1 Night Fighter
   Front view
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1A
   Front view
   Side view
 
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3
   3/4 front view
   Cockpit view
 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
   Cockpit view
 Heinkel He111H-20
   Glass cockpit view
   Mid-section view
   3/4 rear view
   Engine nacelle view
   Tail view
 
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1
   3/4 front view
 deHavilland Tiger Moth Mk.II
  
Side view
 Gloster Gladiator Mk.1
  
Bristol Mercury Engine
 Short Sunderland MR5
   Engine nacelles
   Engine nacelles
   Nose turret walkway
   Nose turret
   Tail view
 Supermarine Seagull Mk.V
   Nose view

 Fiesler Fi103 (V1 - Buzzbomb)
   Engine view
 German Army V2 (Assembly 4)
   Nose view
   Engine view

 Westland Lysander Mk.III
   Side view
   Front view
   Rear view