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The Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre at the Midland Air Museum
The Midland Air Museum (MAM) is situated just outside the village of Bagintonmarker in Warwickshiremarker, Englandmarker, and is adjacent to Coventry Airportmarker. The museum includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine), where many exhibits are on display in a large hangar. It also has a small hangar, and a fenced-off green area where many aircraft are on display in the open.

Aircraft on show

The museum's two largest aircraft are an Avro Vulcan B.2 and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 . The restored Avro Vulcan is a delta-winged aircraft that was originally part of the V bomber force and could be equipped with nuclear missiles as part of Britain's role in NATOmarker's nuclear deterrent force during the Cold War. It is on display near the museum's car park, together with an Avro Blue Steel missile, an early design format of such a nuclear missile, and a Boulton Paul BP.111A, an experimental delta-winged aircraft of the 1950s.

The museum also has an English Electric Canberra PR.3, two English Electric Lightnings (the RAF's fastest ever interceptor), two Gloster Meteors (one on loan from the Royal Air Force Museummarker), a Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6, a Mil Mi-24 helicopter, and many others.

List of aircraft on show

Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 G-APRLOften open for viewing

Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV797

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley not knownRemains; fuselage section etc. - the only substantial Whitley remains in existence

Avro Vulcan B.2 XL360Cockpit usually open for viewing

BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 ZE694

Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX899Owned by Robin Phipps; nose section

Bristol Beaufighter,Possibly T5298Cockpit section

Boulton Paul P.111A VT935

Crossley Tom Thumb BAPC.32Stored, viewable by arrangement

Dassault Mystère IVA 70On loan from the USAF Museum

de Havilland Dove 2 G-ALCUpainted as G-ALVD

de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ579Nose section

de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XN685

de Havilland Vampire F.1 VF301Only Mk.1 Vampire in the UK

de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD626Storage area but should be viewable

de Havilland Vampire T.11 XE855Fuselage pod on display in Robin Hanger

de Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver 58-1062

Druine D.31 Turbulent BAPC.126

English Electric Canberra PR.3 WF922Cockpit sometimes open for viewing; electrics & hydraulics live

English Electric Canberra T.17A WH646Nose section, cockpit open for viewing

English Electric Lightning F.6 XR771

English Electric Lightning T.55 55-713

Fairey Gannet T.2 XA508On loan from Fleet Air Arm Museum; only remaining Mk.2 Gannet in existence

Fairey Ultra Light G-APJJ

Flettner Fl 282V-10 28368Partial aircraft; frame with rotor head and wheels

Folland Gnat F.1 XK741)Currently painted as GN-101, fuselage only with replica wings currently under construction

Gloster Javelin FAW.5 XA699

Gloster Meteor F.4 EE531Second oldest Meteor in existence

Gloster Meteor F.8 VZ477Nose section, cockpit open for viewing

Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS838On loan from the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford

Hawker Hunter F.6A XF382On loan from the USAF Museum, cockpit often open for viewing; electrical system live

Hawker Hunter F.51 E-425Currently painted in Raspberry Ripple colours

Hawker Siddeley 125 series 1 G-ARYBFuselage and partial port wing; former test bed

Humber Monoplane - Replica (BAPC.9)

Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3Cockpit section (procedures trainer)

Kaman HH-43B Huskie 24535Undergoing restoration, usually viewable; one of only two in the UK

Lockheed T-33-1-LO 51-4419On loan from the USAF Museum

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 17473On loan from the USAF Museum

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter R-756On loan from the USAF Museum

McDonnell F-101B-80-MC Voodoo 60312On loan from the USAF Museum

McDonnell F-101B-80-MC Voodoo 70270On loan from the USAF Museum; nose, airfield fire crews rescue training aid (not viewable)

McDonnell F-4C-15-MC Phantom II 63-7414On loan from USAF Museum; dismantled, spares use

McDonnell F-4C-11-MC Phantom II 37699On loan from USAF Museum; Genuine Vietnam MiG killer!

Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea G-AEGV

Mil Mi-24 helicopter

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SPS "Fishbed" 959

North American F-86A Sabre 48-0242On loan from Imperial War Museum, Duxford

North American F-100D-16-NA Super Sabre 54-1174On loan from the USAF Museum

Parnall Pixie IIIa G-EBJG Stored, viewable by arrangement

Percival Prentice T.1 VS623

PZL TS-11 Iskra Unidentified

SAAB J29F Tunnan 29640Only one in the UK

Scottish Aviation Beagle 206-1 G-ASWJNot at Museum; on loan to Brunel Technical College, Bristol

Slingsby Cadet TX.1 BGA.804Stored; usually viewable

Sopwith Pup A7317 Replica (BAPC.179)

Vickers Viscount V.708 F-BGNROwned by the Midland Air Museum is currently on display but awaiting reassembly.

Westland Whirlwind Series 3 G-APWNSometimes open for viewing

Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XK907Storage area - remains of nose section, viewable by arrangement

Wheeler Slymph G-ABOI Stored, viewable by arrangement


Image:English electric lightening T.55 55-713 at MAM.JPG|English Electric Lightning T55 (serial number 55-713)Image:English_electric_canberra_PR.3_WF992_at_MAM.JPG|English Electric Canberra PR3 (serial number WF992)Image:P111-coventry.jpg|Boulton Paul BP.111A (serial number VT935).Image:Boulton Paul BP.111A yellow 7l07.JPG|Boulton Paul BP.111A (serial number VT935) - as seen in July 2007.Image:Avro blue steel front 9m07.JPG|Avro Blue Steel nuclear missileImage:Avro blue steel side 9m07.JPG|Avro Blue Steel nuclear missile (seen under Avro Vulcan wing)Image:AvroVulcanB2XL360MidlandAirMuseum.jpg|Avro Vulcan B.2 (serial number XL360)Image:Vulcan at MAM 9m07.JPG|Avro Vulcan B.2 (serial number XL360)Image:Helicopter mi24 9m07.JPG|Mil Mi-24Image:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 6m07.JPG|Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 (registration G-APRL)Image:Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV797 9m07.JPG|Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6 (serial number WV797)Image:Gloster meteor NF.14 at MAM.JPG|Gloster Meteor NF.14 (serial number WS838, on loan from the RAF Museum)

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