24th May 2005 at 20:21To Newark Aviation Museum for their Canberra thing last weekend. Wet and windy describes the day though. That place just seems to get bigger and bigger, amazing amount of space they have there now. The new hangar is filling up nicely and is pretty well laid out I guess, but as with all "inside" airframes it doesn't make it easy for photographers to get decent "full" views without a seriously wide-angle lens (and consequent distortion).
Still, took a few, samples of which are presented here for your interest. As these are really by way of "record" shots I'm using the forum's image facility, not using my webspace. This means I'll see them once and then see only unobtainable hyperlinks. Does anybody else suffer from this problem? Or is it only me with Netscape.
Anyway. The pix show the state as of last Saturday of the various airframes. I've only displayed a few, sorry. For example, totally forgot about the Swift! Excuse is there was a fair few ex-Canberra blokes there so I got involved in a lot of "Remember when . . ." type conversations.
The most interesting subject was the Canberra model with a 15ft or so wingspan, detailing was awesome. Built as a "target model" by the Royal Radar Establishment for radar calibration trials the model was designed to be suspended at various angles and attitudes whist being scanned by development radar. Very different type of exhibit, hope Newark can keep it!
You can all ID the aircraft so I won't bother but the Canberra cockpit is the very well turned out B(I)6 - WT319 belonging to Tony Collins. Looks and is a smart display.