There is some debate about the c/n of this air frame. Preserved F938 is former G-EBIC and 687/2404 is given by CAA to G-EBIC. It may be the case that large parts of F938 in the RAF Museum and F937 (ex G-EBIB) in the Science Museum have been exchanged in the thirties, resulting in a mix-up of identity.
Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force on 12th May, 1941. Became VH-ASM in May 1947. Cancelled as withdrawn in 1962 due to glue deterioration. Acquired by the Royal Air Force Museum in 1996 and displayed at Hendon on a Queen Mary trailer
Installed in the Milestones of Flight Collection on May 1st 2008 is this full-sized replica of the fastest Kings Cup Air Race aircraft, which also is the holder of the world record for London - Cape Town - London. The real AEXF is still operated today by the Real Aeroplane Company at Breighton.
Considered to be the most advanced fighter of WWll, this example was captured by the RAF at the end of the war and flown to the UK for technical assessment. Now exhibited in the Milestones of Flight collection at Hendon.
The magnificent Lightning was the RAF's first truly supersonic aircraft remaining in front-line service for 28 yrs, longer than any other fighter. Although tasked primarily with defending UK airspace the type was also deployed successfully in Germany as well as further overseas. This particular airframe was built in Preston and delivered in Mar. 1967. By Jul. 87 she had served with No.5 & 11 Sqdns accumulating 4,015 1/2 h and was out-of-hours arriving at the RAF Museum in April 1988.
The Stranraer was the final development of the Southampton and one the last biplane flying boats to be produced. The type served much longer with the RCAF than with the RAF. This example was built in 1940 and patrolled the Canadian coastline until 1944, when she was demobbed and registered CF-BXO. In 1947 she was acquired by Queen Charlotte Airlines, renamed 'Alaska Queen' and based in Vancouver until retirement in 1952.
This long-range, photo-recon Canberra first flew in January 1953 until her last flight in April 1969 and is one of only two complete PR.3s to survive. Shortly after her introduction to service this aircraft won the UK-NZ speed race, completing the Heathrow-Basra-Colombo-Cocos Islands-Perth-Christchrch route in an elapsed time of 23 h 50 (22 h 27 airborne), an average speed of 494.48 mph.