Thursday, July 28, 2016

CLAYMORE 2016 EDINBURGH 6TH AUGUST

Once again the show will soon be here at the Granton Campus of Edinburgh College.

I forgot to take any photos at the show but here is a link to Angus Konstam's blog report
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/claymore-2016/

Sunday, July 24, 2016

FIREPOWER RA MUSEUM WOOLWICH ARSENAL 2

Here are some more photos from my visit to the now closed Firepower Royal Artillery Museum Woolwich.  They are photos of the main artillery hall and it's first floor area.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

FIREPOWER RA MUSEUM WOOLWICH ARSENAL 1

As I said in my first RAF Hendon post I also got to the Royal Artillery Firepower Museum at the old Woolwich Arsenal when I was in London. Glad I got there as it closed on 8th July and at some future point will reappear in Wiltshire. So some photos from that visit below.  More to follow...

German 7.7cm Field Gun

French 75mm

Z type single shot AA Rocket launcher

Prototype Burney 7.2 inch RCL

Amazing looking South Indian mortar

The Wolf of Mafeking

British 18pdr mark II


Monday, July 11, 2016

RAF MUSEUM HENDON LONDON PART 2

Here are some more photos from my visit to the RAF Museum at Hendon.

P51 Mustang

Spitfire XVI

Fairey Battle

HE162 Volksjager with B25 Mitchell behind

Lancaster with extra large 12,000lb blockbuster bomb

P47 Thunderbolt in colours of the RAF in Burma

Sopwith Dolphin

Short Sunderland - very impressive

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RAF MUSEUM HENDON LONDON PART 1

Three weeks ago I visited the RAF Museum at Hendon for the first time.  I was down in London for a week cat sitting for my daughter.  The RAF museum is worth at least a half days visit and is easy to get to using the Northern Line Tube.  Here are a few photos from my visit.  More to follow.

I also got to the Royal Artillery Firepower Museum at the old Woolwich Arsenal - it is closing this month and moving to the wilds of Wiltshire - so some photos from that visit will be appearing.

Hawker Hart light bomber

ME262

B24 Liberator

Grand Slam bomb

Sopwith Triplane

Vickers FB5 Gunbus - 2 seat pusher fighter