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How the ‘Duxford Eagles’ learned to love the Mustang

In late 1944, the men of the Duxford-based 78th Fighter Group faced a new challenge. Since 1943 they had run the gauntlet of German fighters and anti-aircraft fire in that tremendously dependable platform, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Now the ‘Duxford Eagles’ were converting to the P-51 Mustang — and some of them weren’t best pleased. With extracts from unit records, this is the story of the 78th’s transition

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The Snark: a peculiar aircraft that baffled experts

He might be one of the most important names in aeronautical development of whom you’ve never heard, but Dr Norman de Bruyne deserves his place in the history books — not least for a light aeroplane that confounded supposedly expert opinion

Duxford in a Different Light: Fighter Night

On the evening of the 4th September - following on from the Flying Day - Duxford hosted it’s second night photography event. Liam Shaw from Imperial War Museum Duxford spoke to Key.Aero regarding the event's success...

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IN PICTURES: Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

All eyes were on the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and its traditional Battle of Britain Airshow this autumn. Jamie Ewan joined the thousands passing through the gates of the historic Cambridgeshire airfield