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The Air Museum at Duxford just south of Cambridge is part of the Imperial War Museum and Britain's largest aviation museum. The museum site used to be Duxford Aerodrome when operated by the RAF from WW1, in WW2 it played an important role in the Battle of Britain and was later used by the USAF for daylight bombing raids over Germany. There are many original buildings and hangers here that were in use during the Battle of Britain. There are many static exhibitions of aircraft in the hangers and outside including the American Air Museum. The site is the venue for a number of air shows through the summer months and you can take a flight in a number of vintage aircraft including a Spitfire! these must be pre-booked before your visit. The museum is open from 10am to 6pm other than a short period around Christmas.

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A Harrier jump-jet suspended from the ceiling.

Lancaster bomber with a dambusting bouncing bomb.

Concord from the front, you can enter the fuselage and see how the jet-set used to travel at supersonic speeds.

Concord from behind.

Some of the larger aircaft are parked outside, bits of aircraft make striking graphical pictures.

Some of the larger aircaft are parked outside, bits of aircraft make striking graphical pictures.

Mererschmitt ME 109 shown downed in recreation of a field of stubble.

V1 flying bomb or "doodlebug" on part of its launching rail.

Supermarine Spitfire.

Anti-aircraft guns and platform.

Lancaster bomber.

Duxford Air Museum.

The American Air Museum in Britain at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

B.17G Flying Fortress, "Mary Alice" (44-83735).

B.17G Flying Fortress, "Mary Alice" (44-83735).

The American Air Museum Duxford.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

P51 Mustang.

The American Air Museum Duxford.

P51 Mustang.

SR71A Blackbird.

Engine from a SR71A Blackbird.


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