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Picture of the Month
Amstrong-Siddeley were a locally based firm that built luxury cars and aero engines. This was an advert from December 1953 extolling the virtues of the Armstrong-Siddeley-built Meteor night fighter. 8 years after the first Meteors had entered service with the RAF, A-W and Glosters were still selling the aircraft to foreign air forces and the RAF. It was rapidly becoming outclassed by newer fighters, but as a night-time bomber-destroyer it was still a useful aircraft and around 550 Meteor night fighters were built. An example of the Meteor NF.14 is on display at the Museum.
Like most others in the museum fraternity (except the privilaged few) we have had to put up with whatever the weather throws at us and although it hasnt been extreme so far this year it certainly has dampened down the outside work. None the less the hardy few have braved the odd day outside to get some work done although it has been sporodic.
The Mystere is in its winter coat of white undercoat. We have found that leaving the paint to harden over winter is condusive to the final paint staying on for a little bit longer.Some years ago we did the same with the Boulton Paul and that is still proving its worth.
Next to have some final touches done during a spell of sunshine was the dear old Canberra PR3. Time ran out after the repaint this year to do... read more
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