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Midlands Air Museum, Coventry.


Photographs of exhibits in a museum alongside Coventry Airport near Baginton in the UK. A well presented museum with some excellent and rare items. It includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre, and can be spotted by the Vulcan at it's entrance. See www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk for more details.

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Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

French fighter-bomber of the 1950's up the the 1970's
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Painted in early RAF colours. Seen doing circuits around Coventry airport.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

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Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

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Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

The first twin engined delta-winged jet, the Javelin saw sevice with the RAF from 1956-68. An impressive all-weather fighter, nearly 400 were built, although this Mk 5 is thought to be the only one remaining of it's type.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

This aircraft served with the Royal Navy and is painted in the Suez Invasion colour scheme from 1956.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Although not popular with the USAF, the F104 (in it's C variant) flew in Vietnam in 1965. It saw most service, however, with European air forces in it's G variant. This example with it's distinctive dark colour scheme flew in the Royal Danish Airforc...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Another iconic 1960's US fighter/interceptor which served with distinction in the photo-reconnaisance role into the 1980's. This example is painted in the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron USAF.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

One of the most successful fighter aircraft of the latter 20th Century, the F4 saw service with many airforces across the world including the RAF and the Royal Navy as well as many other European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern Airforces. It saw acti...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

The classic fighter-bomber of the Soviet Cold-War days, this example served with the East German Army Air Force fro 1968 until the late 1980's
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

This impressive Russian combat helicopter has served with 30 countries and saw particular service in Afganistan during the Russian Occupation. This example was bought by BAe Systems and is on loan to the Midlands Aircraft Museum from them, hence the ...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

An iconic fighter-bomber of the Vietnam war era which could carry 7,500lbs of bombs on 6 underwing pylons along with 4 x 20mm cannon mounted in the fuselage. It could travel in excess of 860mph and reach a ceiling height of 45,000ft. While this...
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Iconic of the Korean War, the F86 Sabre was one of the most successful of the post-WW2 jet fighters and had a kill:loss ration in Korea of 10:1
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08