Friday, 3 February 2017

IWM Duxford

Working with the Fuji X-T1

This is a full size model of a Spitfire, normally used as a gate guard. It was parked out on the apron.

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo biplane. Famous for causing the sinking of the Bismarck in WWII also nicknamed "Stringbag"

Duxford's Vulcan V Bomber being refurbished.

1969 the film The Battle of Britain was released, Duxford was used to film the action scenes. One of Duxford’s WW1 hangers was blown up in the making of the film, this was long before CGI. The remaining hangers on the site now have a preservation order on them. My shot of the hanger doors is from a similar hanger still on the site to the one blown up in the film.

An article regarding this hanger can be found here.   

A very good article on the making of the film can be found here. 

This is my shot of these famous WW1 hanger doors.

Duxford's Vickers Super VC10 Type 1151 G-ASGC

Sally B

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1

© Lionel Callow 2017