Duxford Imperial War Museum Photo Gallery

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My uncle, brother and sister-in-law took a trip to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford the other day. The museum has a similar type of envionment to the one in Dayton, Ohio that my wife and I visited earlier in the year. I took 431 photos and have split them into the following sets on Flickr:

AirSpace
Air & Sea
Flying Aircraft Restorations
Battle of Britain
Conservation
American Air

Here’s my favorites from each gallery:

Very interesting to be able to see the internal structures under the canvas. AirSpace gallery.

Very interesting to be able to see the internal structures under the canvas. AirSpace gallery.

I liked the angle of this shot. I figure not many people considered laying on the floor to get the shot! AirSpace gallery.

I liked the angle of this shot. I figure not many people considered laying on the floor to get the shot! AirSpace gallery.

I very rarely take a photo of a plane that isn't from some kind of strange angle. Air and Sea gallery.

I very rarely take a photo of a plane that isn't from some kind of strange angle. Air and Sea gallery.

Unfortunately this fantastic specimen was hidden away behind less interesting specimens. Air and Sea gallery.

Unfortunately this fantastic specimen was hidden away behind less interesting specimens. Air and Sea gallery.

Going into the next gallery was really quite exciting as all the aircraft in there are either flight worthy or are being restored to be able to fly. Most of them had sheets over the cockpit areas, but walking through a door I saw a fantastic and fully operational (but undergoing maintenance) B17 Flying Fortress called “Sally B”. I knew immediately that this was one of the B17’s used in the Memphis Belle movie as the famous plane and then saw on the right side of the cockpit that it is still painted as such. The Sally B paint on the left side of the cockpit is perhaps a bit risqué, but I’ll post a pic anyway!
Sheet covered cockpits of these flight worthy aircraft. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Sheet covered cockpits of these flight worthy aircraft. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Flight worthy B17 'Sally B' drips oil while under maintenance. Visible is the Memphis Belle markings used for the Hollywood movie. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Flight worthy B17 'Sally B' drips oil while under maintenance. Visible is the Memphis Belle markings used for the Hollywood movie. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Closer view of the Memphis Belle markings on the Sally B. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Closer view of the Memphis Belle markings on the Sally B. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the 'Sally B'. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the 'Sally B'. Flying Aircraft gallery.

Beautifully restored and ready for display. Conservation gallery.

Beautifully restored and ready for display. Conservation gallery.

The Mary Alice B17 in Duxford never saw battle, but saw use in Mexico and France as a passenger and reconnaissance plane. American Air gallery.

The Mary Alice B17 in Duxford never saw battle, but saw use in Mexico and France as a passenger and reconnaissance plane. American Air gallery.

Not a good angle to see this aircraft from normally! American Air gallery.

Not a good angle to see this aircraft from normally! American Air gallery.

You can get to all the galleries here or select from one of the individual hangars below to view more.
AirSpace
Air & Sea
Flying Aircraft Restorations
Battle of Britain
Conservation
American Air

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I met my wife through the hobby in 2006, and consider photography to be a massive part of my life. I don't consider myself a professional, and have never made any money (though it would be nice). I take photos to remember something, and because deep down I feel it fills a void for something I need to do.

My first 'real' camera was a Fujifilm Finepix s7000, it was a point-and-shoot with options to shoot manual, and it allowed me to learn and re-learn everything I would need going forward. I upgraded to a Nikon D5000 camera in 2010 and haven't yet been able to upgrade again yet.

You can see most of my public photos on Flickr, which I use primarily as an online backup.

Left: One of my favorite photos. Taken during sunrise in Chicago, looking out onto Lake Michigan.

 
 
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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.