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The National Cold War Exhibition
« on: February 18, 2007, 07:25:55 PM »
Just spent a day at the National Cold War Exhibition at RAF Cosford, I will sort my images out and hopefully post them in the next couple of days.
If you live in the UK or are visiting the Country, this place is a must see and it's FREE to get in.

Following the link to get an idea of the place - National Cold War Exhibition

Added info, RAF Cosford was where I undertook my trade training and was my first posting over 30 years ago. Time flies when you are having fun.  :-tri

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 08:52:40 PM »
Some shots from the inside of the very packed hanger. I love the last one.  :-ok

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 09:12:51 PM »
It was a sad day when the UK scrapped the TSR2, I think it would had been the greatest aircraft of it's time.

If you wish to read somemore information of this aircraft have a look at TSR2

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 09:34:19 PM »
When I was yound I was very interesting in this plane TSR.2 and as well there was no model I wanted to make one from wood... and never did it.

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 09:38:57 PM »
I have been lucky, I have seen the one at Duxford and the one at Cosford.
It would have been great to see one fly, but I was too young at the time.

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 10:07:19 PM »
... and there will not be another chance :( ...

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 08:45:17 PM »
The MiG-21PF that is now at Cosford is the former Hungarian air force '503'. It spent many years with 'Aces High' and then at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum before going to Farnborough, and then to Cosford last year. I know that aircraft very well, I was at the Museum when it first arrived still with its Hungarian number on the nose. It was re-painted in the non-standard colour scheme at the Bournemouth museum. The missiles under its wings are wooden dummies made at the Bournemouth museum, but I think there are plans to fit it with proper Soviet-era missiles.

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Re: The National Cold War Exhibition
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 11:28:45 PM »
I took a couple of shots of the MiG 21, I will post them soon  :))

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