The aircraft collection consists mainly of postwar machines and their Meteor has the unusual distinction of having been the first jet fighter to travel through the Tyne Tunnel - albeit on the back of a lorry!
This post features photos of some of the aircraft - next will be some of the other exhibits.
|Avro Anson - still missing a few bits.|
|Dassault Mystere - just like mine!|
|Close-up of the Mystere's cockpit - clearly it's not just badly built kits which suffer from 'clouding'.|
|F-84 Thunderstreak. Only two previous owners - the US and Greek air forces.|
|A 'proper' aeroplane - good old EE Lightning.|
|The (arguably) scary end of the Lightning.|
|A rather nice Canberra.|
|Another view of the Canberra.|
Vulcan XL319 - the first to have been released to an independent collection back in 1983.
For those of you wondering "that's all very well but where are the toys?" Here they are - the museum has a collection of mostly 1/72 model aircraft. My photos show only a small part of it.