Thursday, 25 May 2017


 A recent coffee break at Cosford gave me an opportunity to see the Junkers 88 night fighter bomber which has recently been moved there from RAF Hendon Museum.  It is in the WW2 hanger being assembled after transit.
 The nose cone has just been mounted, showing the gun port resesses and the fixings for the radar antennae.
 The radar antennae and flight controles are laid out under the fuselage ready for fixing.
 This is a picture from my album taken in 1975, when this aircraft was at RAF St Athan in South Wales.  At that time it was being restored to its original condition ready for display at RAF Hendon.
Outside the restoration hanger at RAF Cosford Museum is the fuselage of a Hawker Hurricane in early colours.  The paintwork looks as if it is the original 1940 paint, a little worse for wear.

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