American Air Museum | Duxford
The American Air Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, is a museum dedicated to American military aviation, the museum is part of the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Opened in 1997, the museum, which is also a memorial to the American airmen who lost their lives during the WWII, is housed in an impressive building, designed by British architect Norman Foster to resemble a giant hangar.
Inside the museum, on a 70,000 square-foot surface, it is possible to see the largest collection of US military aircraft outside the United States. The large collection of the American Air Museum, composed by aircraft, vehicles and artillery, including rare pieces, such as a 1917 Spad S-13, a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, a B-25 Mitchell, a P-47 Thunderbolt, a B-52 Stratofortress, a SR-71 Blackbird, a Lockeed U2 and an F-4 Phantom, among many others.
The main building of the museum is closed for renovation until Spring 2016; meanwhile, a selection of aircraft is exposed in locations across the museum.
Review by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Photos: cover by Paul Simpson, 1 by Sascha Pohflepp, 2 and 3 by Secret Pilgrim
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