Today we went to Duxford Museum, it contains many aircraft and land warfare.
Rolls-Royce Trent 800, 5,942kg, 4.37m(length), 2.79m(diameter at intake)
This is Rolls-Royce Trent 800. It is a high-bypass turbofan aero-engine.It was developed to power the Boeing 777 series of aircraft. It is an extremely reliable engine and has achieved significant commercial success. Since 1997, over 80%of 777 aircraft have been fitted with Trent 800 aero-engines.
Second World War torpedo-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Most famous for the attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto.This Swordfish was enquired with radar and used to defend convoys of ships against U-Boats.
The Swordfish was designed to do several jobs, mainly operating from aircraft carriers. It could carry a torpedo or mines to attack ships or bombs to attack land targets, and could also act as a reconnaissance aeroplane.It had a sturdy construction to withstand deck landings, and room for an observer to navigate over the sea. Swordfish entered service with the Royal Navy in 1936. They took part in many famous battles during the Second World War, such as Narvik, Oran, Malta, Cape Matapan and the destruction of the German battleship, Bismarck.
HEAVY DROP Jeep
This vehicle is a Jeep made ready to be dropped by parachute from the Halifax, and later Hastings aircraft. A Hastings can be seen at the entrance to the Airspace Hangar. The system shown here was used by the Special Air Service in the last year of the war and also used in action in Suez in 1956.
This preproduction aircraft, number 101, made its first flight in December 1971. It carried around 130,000 kg(288,000 lbs) of test equipment. The aircraft was used to test different aspects of the aircraft’s structure and performance in flight. Data was recorded on paper, tape and cassette, then analyzed later on the ground by computer. It was acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society in 1977.
THE WATECH OFFICE
This is a reconstruction of part of this building, known as the watch office. We’ve recreated it to look as it did in the late 1930s and early 1940s.The room was manned by a Duty Pilot and his assistant. The Duty Pilot recorded the aero planes that arrived and departed in a log. He kept in contact by telephone with other airfields, so that he knew when aircraft would be arriving. He had a list of duties which needed to be carried out each day to ensure that the airfield could remain open.
In actually I’m not very interested on these sort of items. This is still a good experience for me even though I know nothing about aircraft and land warfare. I visited 4 different parts of this museum and my favorite part is Historic Duxford because I like history and I can learn a lot about Duxford past from this part.
I took some photos and I like this uniform and flag very much. I can imagine a handsome and awesome officer who in this uniform and worked in the office very seriously. The uniform is good looking and cool. Maybe one day I could use these elements to do some drawing or illustration.