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Photo ID 191900 by rinze de vries. UK Air Force Royal Aircraft Factory B E 2c replica,
Photo ID: 191900
The original 2783 was built by Joucques Aviation Works (Twickenham and Willesden) in 1914 and served with 66 Squadron, as well as with 52 (Reserve) Squadron. The B.E.2c came to Boscombe Down in November 1917 and is known to have operated from Old Sarum.
Photo ID 191288 by rinze de vries. UK ETPS De Havilland Canada DHC 1 Chipmunk 22, G BDCC
Photo ID: 191288
T.10 WD321 served with the ETPS at Boscombe Down until early 1975. Converted to Chipmunk 22 and registered G-BDCC to the Coventry Gliding Club, the Chippie was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing at Husbands Bosworth on 29th August 1999.
Photo ID 169866 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE De Havilland DH 110 Sea Vixen FAW 1, XJ476
Photo ID: 169866
In the early '60s XJ476 spent some years at Woomera, South Australia, for weapons trials before returning to the UK in 1963. XJ476 was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Boscombe Down on 21 September, 1973.
Photo ID 166405 by Joop de Groot. UK Air Force De Havilland DH 106 Comet C2, XK699
Photo ID: 166405
used to be the gate guardian at RAF Lyneham. When the aircraft was removed it broke in two, so this is the only part that remains at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.
Photo ID 166067 by Joop de Groot. UK A AEE English Electric Canberra T4, WJ865
Photo ID: 166067
the cosy workplace of the Canberras navigator
Photo ID 159134 by rinze de vries. UK Air Force Bristol 171 Sycamore HR 14, XJ380
Photo ID: 159134
Assigned to 275 Squadron (renumbered 228 Squadron in 1959) XJ380 was on SAR duty based at Linton-on-Ouse before ending her days at the Catterick Fire School. In the early 1980s XJ380 moved to Finningley for display outside the SAR Wing headquarters.
Photo ID 158588 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE English Electric Canberra B2 MOD, WH876
Photo ID: 158588
On conclusion of her duties as a U.14, WH876 served with the A&AEE as a B.2(mod). Although the In flight refuelling probe suggested otherwise, the IFR system was never a 'wet' system on this particular aircraft.
Photo ID 158568 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE English Electric Canberra B2 MOD, WH876
Photo ID: 158568
WH876 was one of 6 B.2s converted to U.14 drone for use by 728B Squadron at Hal Far, Malta. A peculiarity of the type was the mid-grey cockpit interior. In later life WH768 served, as a B.2(mod), with the A&AEE and Martin Baker at Chalgrove.
Photo ID 158546 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE Sepecat Jaguar S, XW560
Photo ID: 158546
Cockpit of XW560, the first British assembled protoype, with the PMD (Projected Map Display), as used in the GR.1 and T.2, in the centre. The projected map was a transparency of the standard RAF half million scale low flying chart.
Photo ID 158401 by Joop de Groot. UK Navy Westland Wasp HAS1, XT437
Photo ID: 158401
The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is a small but interesting collection with a very helpful staff.
Photo ID 158116 by rinze de vries. UK Navy British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA 2, XZ457
Photo ID: 158116
Of the 28 Sea Harriers deployed to the South Atlantic in 1982, XZ457 became the topscoring aircraft during the Falklands conflict, bringing down 2 Argentinian Skyhawks and 2 Daggers. XZ457 was damaged beyond repair on 20th October, 1994.
Photo ID 158115 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE English Electric Canberra T4, WJ865
Photo ID: 158115
Dual control T.4 WJ865 spent her whole flying career with the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) and the Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) and was based at both Boscombe Down and Farnborough.
Photo ID 158100 by rinze de vries. UK A AEE English Electric Canberra T4, WJ865
Photo ID: 158100
The left hand side of the T.4 cockpit was, essentially, a B.2 and to make it a trainer a second set of controls was added along with another seat for the instructor on the right hand.
Photo ID 158099 by rinze de vries. UK Royal Aircraft Establishment Gloster Meteor D 16, WK800
Photo ID: 158099
WK800 made her last flight as a D.16 on 11 October, 2004. In her early life, she joined the RAAF’s 77 Squadron as A77-876. On return from the Korean War ‘876’ was converted to U.21 drone by Fairey Aviation at Bankstown, NSW, Australia.
Photo ID 158098 by rinze de vries. UK Royal Aircraft Establishment Gloster Meteor D 16, WK800
Photo ID: 158098
In 1971 A77-876 returned to the UK taking up her former RAF identiy as WK800. Following equipment changes the U.21 was redesignated D.16 and used to train Jindivik controllers and for calibration flights.
Photo ID 154714 by Joop de Groot. Private Private Auster AOP 6, G BNGE
Photo ID: 154714
Photo ID 145390 by Joop de Groot. Private Private De Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth, G ANKZ
Photo ID: 145390
RAF Biggin Hill Station Crest on the nose.
Photo ID 23490 by Jake Dalton. Private Private Supermarine 359 Spitfire HF8C, G BKMI
Photo ID: 23490
Old Sarum "Support Our Paras" airshow.
Photo ID 23489 by Jake Dalton. Private Private Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF9B, G ASJV
Photo ID: 23489
A wonderful topside from Lee Proudfoot at Old Sarum.
Photo ID 23437 by Jake Dalton. Private Private Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF9B, G ASJV
Photo ID: 23437
MH434, living up to it's name at Old Sarum's "Support Our Paras" event.
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