Midland Air Museum

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Midland Air Museum
MAM hanger July06.JPG
The Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre at the Midland Air Museum
Location Baginton, Warwickshire
Type Aviation museum
Website www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk

The Midland Air Museum (MAM) is situated just outside the village of Baginton in Warwickshire, England, and is adjacent to Coventry Airport. 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 display[edit]

The museum's two largest aircraft are an Avro Vulcan B.2 and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 (series 101). 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 NATO'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 Museum), an Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6, a Mil Mi-24 helicopter, and many others.

List of aircraft on display[edit]

Engines on display[edit]

The Midland Air Museum has a number of aero engines on display with a dedicated section on the work of Frank Whittle.

Piston engines[edit]

Gas turbine engines[edit]

Rocket engines[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°22′26.18″N 1°28′46.92″W / 52.3739389°N 1.4797000°W / 52.3739389; -1.4797000