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photoblog image Cosford RAF Museum (5/7)

Cosford RAF Museum (5/7)

HAWKER HUNTER  (Pauline's favourite)

The Hawker Hunter was a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record, achieving 727.63 mph (1,171.01 km/h). Hunters were also used by two RAF display teams; the "Black Arrows", who on one occasion looped a record-breaking 22 examples in formation, and later the "Blue Diamonds", who flew 16 aircraft.

Cosford RAF Museum (5/7)

HAWKER HUNTER  (Pauline's favourite)

The Hawker Hunter was a subsonic British jet aircraft developed in the 1950s. The single-seat Hunter entered service as a manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, and later operated in fighter-bomber and reconnaissance roles in numerous conflicts. Two-seat variants remained in use for training and secondary roles with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy until the early 1990s. On 7 September 1953, the modified first prototype broke the world air speed record, achieving 727.63 mph (1,171.01 km/h). Hunters were also used by two RAF display teams; the "Black Arrows", who on one occasion looped a record-breaking 22 examples in formation, and later the "Blue Diamonds", who flew 16 aircraft.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Sep 2014, 00:11
It is elegant, Brian.
Brian Walbey: A proper looking aircraft Ray.
  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Sep 2014, 01:33
A perfect composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, even taking pictures of those ni the roof had bits and pieces of other planes in the way.
  • Alan
  • Durango, Colorado
  • 26 Sep 2014, 01:55
You're well informed, Brian. I've not heard of with display team. I was impressed with how they used the space at RAF Cosford.
Brian Walbey: Yes they made good use of the space but no plane was completely on its own to photograph. Pauline in Cornwall is currently helping with the refurbishment of one of the Black Arrows.
he is going down
Brian Walbey: It is very clever the way this has been suspended in the roof to look like that.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2014, 04:58
Great series of the Museum. Like Alan I was very impressed with the museum, I heard that some space was build around the planes. That explains it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. I guess they might have had to build round some of the bigger planes. I can only guess how they got some of them hanging in the roof.
Great capture of this wonderful display Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it is amazing how some planes are suspended in the roof.
Very nice comp Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Sep 2014, 07:10
It is good that you were able to "isolate" it like this, Brian. A lot of my Cosford pictures were cluttered
Brian Walbey: Most of my pictures were cluttered Lisl, that's why the ones on the ground are 'bits of' pictures.
It looks like a model plane hanging in a typical child's memory, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Ginnie, it is one of these that Pauline is busy helping to refurbish.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Sep 2014, 07:46
A fine image Brian, I remember these from childhood
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I also remember them, very good aircraft.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Sep 2014, 08:55
I remember this one Brian, love its position.
Brian Walbey: So do I Chad, this was one of the better placed ones for photos.
Well taken Brian. They were a fine aircraft
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, thre indeed were great aircraft, and a lovely shape.
Thanks for the name check, Brian. How could it not be my favourite with what I am doing at present at the museum? Love the way it's suspended from the ceiling. Wish we had the facilities to do that.
Our "girl" was part of the Black Arrows team so she's a real piece of history. she's nearly finished now, just a second coat of paint on the roundels, tail flashes and then paint her number on.
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Pauline. When yours is finished you must make sure we all see some photos of the finished plane.
They have displayed it very well haven't they. Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes they have Janet. There are a lot of aircraft suspended in the roof, goodness knows how they done that safely.
Good vieww of an excellent plane!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, they were very good planes.

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