The famous Willys Jeep. The workhorse of the Allied armies during WW2, used for everything from transporting wounded, to carrying supplies.
All photos are reduced files, but can still be clicked on for detail.
A Hawker Siddely Harrier aircraft. Developed in Britain, and also used by many other countries. This was famous as the ‘Jump-Jet’ fighter-bomber, from its capability to take off and land vertically. It was used on land and at sea, and saw service in the Falklands War against Argentina.
The infamous German V-1 jet-propelled bomb, and a Royal Air Force radar installation behind.
Developed during WW2, this was launched from bases in northern Europe, and targeted against London from 1944. A simple device, it carried just enough fuel for the short journey to Britain’s capital. When that ran out, the bomb would drop out of the sky, with a devastating impact on anything below. Also known as ‘The Flying Bomb’, or ‘Doodlebug’, the appearance of these in the sky would terrify Londoners, due to the random nature of the eventual target.
I hope that you enjoyed these posts about one of my local museums. There will be others to come, featuring different places.