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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.
The December model show was very well attended. Uncertain weather might have put a few people off but as the day went on the weather improved. The pictures were taken before the museum was open to the public and shows the traders setting out their stalls. As you can see from the photo taken outside the hanger we appear to have our own mini cockpit fest going on. The Meteor and Harrier cockpits will of course be moved back inside at the end of the day.
To close the chapter on the flare carrier fabrication a few pictures are included to show the finished result. This will be displayed alongside the Canberra in the summer.
The close up of the nose fusing units which determine the... read more
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