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Newark Air Museum, Newark, 27th November 2018

December 28, 2018
Written by: Rob Slusar

I have passed through Newark a number of times on my many trips up north for work. I’ve always wondered about the Air Museum there, so I decided to stop on my way back from a meeting in Leeds.

Newark Air Museum

Located next to the showground on what used to be the site of RAF Winthorpe. Winthorpe was used as a conversion unit during the war, and trained air crews on heavy planes including the Avro Lancaster.

In 1964 the airfield was sold as a showground, but in 1973 the museum opened. Over the years the museum has grown to include somewhere in the region of 70 aircraft, including heavy planes such as the Avro Vulcan, Avro Shackleton and cold war Jets such as the Lightning.

The Photos

Whilst it should have been a nice afternoon bimble around the aircraft with no other customers, the weather had other ideas. Despite having been dry much of the day, as soon as I got out of the car it started to rain and continued for all of the time I was on site.

I did the best I could with the conditions, but this report is more of a review of the museum (which is great by the way), rather than showing of my pictures. Here’s what I was able to get.

English Electric Canberra PR.7

English Electric Canberra PR.7

Gloster Meteor FR.9 Mod

De Havilland Dove

Avro Vulcan B.2

Avro Vulcan B.2, the most majestic of Cold War Bombers.

Avro Vulcan B.2

I was lucky enough to be able to sit up in the cockpit of this particular Vulcan. I was too excited to remember to take pictures properly.

Blackburn Buccaneer S.1

Blackburn Buccaneer S.1

Hawker Sea Hawk FB.3

De Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW.22

De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T11

Saab S-35XD Draken

Avro Shackleton Mk.3

Avro Shackleton Mk.3

Avro Shackleton Mk.3

Avro Shackleton Mk.3

Avro Shackleton Mk.3

Handley Page Hastings T.5

Handley Page Hastings T.5

Dassualt Mystere IV.A

North American F.100D Super Sabre

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-27 “Flogger”

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-23M “Flogger”

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1

British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS.1

Foland Gnat T1

Hawker Hunter F.1

Saab AJSH 37 Viggen

Supermarine Swift FR.5

Lockheed T.33A

Gloster Meteor NF.14

Gloster Meteor NF.14

English Electric Lightning T.5

Hawker Hunter F.1

Sepecat Jaguar T2A

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2

Fairey Gannet AEW.3

Fairey Gannet AEW.3

Eventually the weather beat me, so I head back past the Vulcan one last time.

Finale

Any one who actual reads this will know how much I love an aircraft museum. As much as I love Duxford, it was nice to get out and see something new.

Whilst the weather proved to be a challenge, what I will say is this is a great little museum. It has a vast collection for a site that is so small, but they are looked after and the volunteers/staff at the site are very friendly.

I will definitely go again once the weather improves.

As always, thanks for looking.

 

 

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