IWM Lambeth @ Duxford - *Update - 21Dec12*

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64 large objects ranging from aircraft to vehicles to weapons from the ‘Large Exhibits Gallery’, otherwise known as the Atrium in the Imperial War Museum South Lambeth, are transferring to Duxford between September and December 2012 for storage and conservation until the redevelopment of the Atrium part of the museum is completed as part of Transforming IWM London. The first exhibits have arrived in Hangar 5 at Duxford and I’ll continue adding to this thread as and when I come across any more.

German Würzburg Type A Radar (Small Würzburg).
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Rear fuselage of Bf-110 flown by Rudolph Hess and crashed in Scotland in May 1941.
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Daimler Benz DB601A, displayed upside down, from the Hess Bf-110.
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Cockpit section of a Japanese A6M5 Zero fighter in Hangar 3.
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WW11 German 2cm Flack 30 Anti-Aircraft Gun
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Berlin Wall, part of.
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Intresting stuff, thanks.

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Going to be interesting following these movements
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Nice 4000 pound HC "cookie" in the background of one shot. Largest bomb you can carry in a Mosquito, or stick in a Lanc along with 9 X 1000pound MC or boxes of incendiaries.

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What's tat yellow wing in the background on the last picture?
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8674planes wrote:What's tat yellow wing in the background on the last picture?


I think it could be one of the wings from the Swedish Fairey Firefly target tugs.


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Superb stuff! The anti-aircraft gun is a 2cm (20mm) FlaK 30.
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barkin mad wrote:
8674planes wrote:What's tat yellow wing in the background on the last picture?


I think it could be one of the wings from the Swedish Fairey Firefly target tugs.


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Bristol Bolingbroke, you can see the underside of the centre section behind it.

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Daz wrote:Superb stuff! The anti-aircraft gun is a 2cm (20mm) FlaK 30.


I found the sign board for it yesterday. :biggrin:

Some of the arrivals are going straight into storage before they move into the hangar for conservation so you have to be there when the lorries arrive to see them or wait til it's their turn in the hangar.

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Long Range Desert Group Chevrolet 10-cwt Truck.
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This arrived during the morning and couldn't find the info board.
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The gun behind the boat is a World War One 13-pounder Quick Firing gun Mk.1
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The gun on a pedestal mounting is a German 7.7cm WW1 FlaK gun.
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Hi Brian its not just the subject but the technique - some superb photography there. Bearing in mind this is indoors, the detail and exposure is superb.

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frank wrote:Hi Brian its not just the subject but the technique - some superb photography there. Bearing in mind this is indoors, the detail and exposure is superb.


Would have to agree with you there :clap: ....Ciaran
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Not so much the camera used but wherever possible I use manual settings and see what it looks like in the Electronic View Screen with the histogram activated and adjust as necessary before pressing the shutter button. If needs be I use the on-camera flash. With the hangar doors open, the underside of the truck was coming out somewhat dark so used the flash to pick out the detail.

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Update 27Sep12 - Just a few of the arrivals from London over the last few days.

Nose of Lancaster B Mk.I/DV372/PO-F No.467 Squadron, RAAF.
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Lancaster I/DV372/poF
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Nose of Haifax A Mk.VII/PN323
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Rear views of Lancaster & Halifax
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WWII - Italian Human Torpedo
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WWII - Two-man Cockle Mk.II Canoe
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WWI - Vickers Quick Fire 1-Pounder Mk.II Anti-Aircraft Gun
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Very interesting! I didn't know that any of the LRDG Chevrolet's still existed.
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AlexC wrote:Very interesting! I didn't know that any of the LRDG Chevrolet's still existed.


From the info board that came with it 'It was discovered in the desert in 1980 - retrieved in 1983.'

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Amazing discovery! And it looks to be in reasonable condition.
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A few more arrivals since my last update. Some items are wrapped up and some have gone straight over to the north side.

WWII - American 'Little Boy' Nuclear Bomb (Inert)
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WWII - Midget Submarine
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WWI - Aircraft Bomb & WWII - Field Gun
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WWI - British 5.5in Naval Gun Mk1
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WWI - British 9.2in Mk1 Heavy Siege Howitzer
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Metal structure from the destroyed World Trade Centre, New York.
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WWII - British General Montgomery's Grant Tank
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WWI - British Sopwith Camel & BE.2c fuselages with wings behind
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WWII - German He162A-1
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WWI - 1911 Built London General Omnibus Company (LGOC) Type B Bus. Upper deck removed for transportation
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Cracking pictures Brian....! I can see I need to pay a visit to Duxford again. :biggrin:
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Nice pictures Brian but what has the World Trade Centre got to do with the Imperial War Museum personally i would have thought the JU52 had more relevance even if it wasn't made in Germany :sad:

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Not heard of the term 'War On Terrorism'?. Is not the British Armed Forces taking part in that?

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It's amazing that I saw most of these exhibits and walked through the Halifax nose in August. Now they're all at DX.
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Pen Pusher wrote:Not heard of the term 'War On Terrorism'?. Is not the British Armed Forces taking part in that?

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Sorry Brian that was not the point i was trying to make. To the average visitor who in their innocence are visiting an aviation museum a crumpled piece of metal would seem out of place. To them visiting in essence an aviation museum the JU52 would hold more relevant to Duxford as a place that's the point i was attempting to make but no one picked up on it,

and yes i have herd of it and probably been closer to it than some, being the best man at my friends wedding to his American wife on 9.11 New York was not the best place to be, that crumpled piece of metal holds more to some than you Imagen. I hope it will be displayed with proper relevance to what it represents.

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The Dudster wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:Not heard of the term 'War On Terrorism'?. Is not the British Armed Forces taking part in that?

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Sorry Brian that was not the point i was trying to make. To the average visitor who in their innocence are visiting an aviation museum a crumpled piece of metal would seem out of place. To them visiting in essence an aviation museum the JU52 would hold more relevant to Duxford as a place that's the point i was attempting to make but no one picked up on it,

and yes i have herd of it and probably been closer to it than some, being the best man at my friends wedding to his American wife on 9.11 New York was not the best place to be, that crumpled piece of metal holds more to some than you Imagen. I hope it will be displayed with proper relevance to what it represents.


It's not a Duxford exhibit though.....it's from the Lambeth IWM that's currently being redeveloped (and is an all encompassing war museum) and will move back when the work is finished.

Great to see these objects with a bit of space around them...well photographed too :)

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