MOSI Air and Space Hall

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by DaveW53, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. DaveW53

    DaveW53 Member

    The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is a fascinating visit. Not a war museum but holds collections that include a look at life and materials in such periods during the 20th century.

    The pictures here were taken in the Air and Space Hall that contains the Museum's aviation collection. Exhibits include a Suermarine Spitfire FRXIVe, an Avro Shackleton AEW2 and a rocket propelled Japanese kamikazi plane.
     

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Great pics Dave....Am I correct in thinking thats a late (possibly post war) Spitfire due to it having five blades and clipped wings ?

    My next door neighbour in London was a Flight Engineer on Shackletons. Last I heard he's a senior pilot with Virgin Atlantic now :)

    Cheers
     
  3. DaveW53

    DaveW53 Member

    Drew well spotted.

    Yes it's a 1945 built Spit. The museum blurb says it is a mark14 armed reconnaissance aeroplane used between 1946 and 1948 by 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron of the RAF at Manchester Airport.

    The Shackleton was built in 1954 at Woodford near Stockport.

    Regarding the Japanese kamikazi aeroplane - the pictures here are of the information displayed at the museum.

    Cheers, Dave.
     

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  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Dave,

    Thanks for the great pictures. The museum was always on my list to visit, however never managed it before moving abroad.

    Regards

    Tom
     

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