Heritage Aircraft

They may be old, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be special!

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XM575

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Vickers Varsity T.1 WL626

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BAC 1-11 500 G-AVMU

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Hawker Hunter GA.11 WV382

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We in the UK really had an aversion to putting the engines of our aircraft in pods under the wings like the rest of the world didn’t we?

The VC10, Trident and BAC 1-11 exhibited here put the engines at the back of the fuselage, the Comet embedded the engines into the wing, and when we did put engines in pods under the wing on the BAe-146, we put the wings on the roof!

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What would have been a typical scene in the late 1960’s at Heathrow Airport; a BAC 1-11, a Hawker Siddeley Trident and a Vickers VC10 all ready to depart with their national and international services, the 1-11 being on a domestic service within the UK, the Trident to somewhere in the near continent, and the VC10 being prepared for a long-distance or transatlantic service.

Days once common now sadly memories.

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BAe Nimrod R1 XW664

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Well, at least we know where one of these planes eventually ended up!

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Hawker Hunter T.7 XL569

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Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E G-AVFB

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Britten SA.1 Sheriff G-FRJB

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V-1 flying bomb (Vergeltungswaffe 1)

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De Havilland Dove G-ANUW

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Consolidated B-24M Liberator 44-50493

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Panavia Tornado GR.1 ZA465

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Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy G-BEOZ

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Avro Anson I N4877

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Fairey Swordfish NF370

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Morane-Saulnier Rallye 100s G-BBLM

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Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II 70259

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McDonnell Douglas F-4J(UK) Phantom 155529

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Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XV350

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General Dynamics F-111E 67-120

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English Electric Canberra T.17 WH740

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North American B-25J Mitchell 44-31171

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North American P-51D Mustang 44-84847

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Hawker Hunter GA.11 WV382

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North American Aviation T-6 Texan

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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor TT.20 WM224

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Boeing-Stearman PT-17

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McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 76-020

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English Electric Lightning F.53 ZF588

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Douglas C-47A Skytrain 43-15509

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BOAC Vickers VC10 G-ASGC

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Bristol Britannia 312 G-AOVT

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Vickers Viscount Type 701A G-ALWF

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Handley Page Dart Herald 201 G-APWJ

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de Havilland Dragon Rapide HG 691

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Supermarine Spitfire Tr.9 MJ627

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T-6J Harvard Mk4 52-8543/66

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Socata TB-10 Tobago F-GBHB

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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’

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Cessna F172P Skyhawk II HB-CGI

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Bae-Aérospatiale Concorde G-AXDN

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Handley Page H.P.67 Hastings TG528

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English Electric Lightning F.1A XM135

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BAC TSR-2 XR222

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Avro Vulcan B.2 XJ824

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de Havilland Dove 6 G-ALFU

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Dan Air Avro 685 York C1, G-ANTK

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Avro Lancaster B X KB889

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Short S.25 Sunderland ML796

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Hawker Hurricane

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Vickers VC10C Mk.1 XR808

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Bristol Britannia 312

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De Havilland Comet 1XB

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General Dynamics F-111F-CF

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Supermarine Spitfire I

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Hawker Hurricane IIc

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Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules C.4

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BAC Jet Provost T.5A

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De Havilland Devon C.2

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Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T.21

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Hunting Percival Pembroke C.1

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V-1 flying bomb

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Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1

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Handley Page Hastings T.5

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Short Belfast C.1

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Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.1

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Many period propeller planes lined up in the RAF Cosford Museum, including (from front to back) an Avro York, a Douglas Dakota, and a Handley Page Hastings T.5.

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Douglas Dakota C.4

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British Aerospace EAP

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

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BAC TSR-2

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BAe Harrier GR9A

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FMA IA 58 Pucará

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Avro Lincoln B.2

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Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

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Mitsubishi Ki-46 ‘Dinah’

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Making a final approach to its home base of Warton Aerodrome between Preston and Blackpool in Lancashire is BAe Systems owned British Aerospace 146-200 G-TYPH.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190

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Hawker Afghan Hind

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Sopwith Pup

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Sopwith 1½ Strutter

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Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1

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Lockheed SP-2H Neptune

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Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1

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Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1

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Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1

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Hawker Hunter F.6A

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On one of its final ever airshows, preserved Avro Vulcan XH558 soars over my house as it approaches the Dartmouth Regatta. On September 26th, this final airworthy Vulcan Bomber made its last aerial appearance at the Yorkshire Airshow, after which it was be retired to the quiet life of a museum after 55 years and over 8,000 hours of flying.

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Vickers Viscount 804 G-CSZB

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The remains of two Vickers Turboprops, now shed of their bodies and left only as cockpits. On the left is Vickers Viscount 804 G-CSZB, while on the right is Vickers Vanguard 953C G-APES

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Vickers Vanguard 953C G-APES

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Arriving at Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport from Moscow Domodedovo with Flight 341 is Transaero Airlines Tupolev Tu-214 RA-64549, delivered under serial number 42507013 in August 2008.