Fieseler Fi 103R4 Reichenberg Piloted V1 Flying Bomb
W/nr 6/2080 BAPC 91
At present this aircraft is under restoration in Germany and will return to the museum at the end of 2012
Focke Achgelis Fa 330A-1 Gyro Kite W/nr 100549
English Electric (BAC) Lightning F53 Nose Section
Dassault Mystere IV No. 84
North American F100F Super Sabre 563938 11-ML
Following a tragic accident when the F100F has badly damaged by a crashing aircraft in March 2007 it has regretably been decided to return the aircraft to the National Museum of the United States Airforce for spares reclamation (to aid other museum's restoration projects) & scraping. This decision was taken jointly by the Trustees of the museum & the National Museum of the United States Air force in view of the lack of & cost of spares to rebuild the aircraft.
Pickett Hamilton Airfield Defence Fort
The world's only fully restored and working example of his World War 2 airfield defence fort.
Junkers Jumo 211 engine from JunkersJu88 W/nr 140099 of 6/KG30
The collection includes British, German & American aircraft engines. Parts of the first Me109 to crash in this country during World War 2. A large section of fuselage from Me109 W/Nr 3737 the personnel aircraft of German “Ace” Werner Molders that blew up over Marden in 1940 & parts of Spitfires & Hurricanes flown by such well know names as “Ginger” Lacey & Bob Stanford-Tuck.
Rolls Royce Merlin From Supermarine Spitfire X4262 of 72 Squadron
We have items from such rare aircraft as the only Curtiss 75 (Mohawk) & Northrop P61 Black Widow aircraft to crash in the UK during WW2. We also have items that were recovered all over the world, including parts of a Halifax from Norway, a Japanese Zero from Singapore, Me110 from Austria a Russian Shturmovik from Leningrad.
The museum are custodians for the RAF Ex Prisoner of War Associations collection of POW memorabilia & artefacts.
The museum also has items & displays from:-
World War 1, Vietnam War, Falklands War & both Gulf Wars
Royal Observer Corps
Aircraft Armaments & Bombs
The 9th United States Army Air Force in Kent during World War 2
Civilians at War & the Home Front
Remains of Republic P47D Thunderbolt 4276278 of 367FS 358FG
The museum also holds over 200 British, German & American uniforms & flying suits most of which have been donated by their owners with full history.
The museum is always pleased to receive the donation of new items for the collection.
In line with museum policy of exhibit rotation, we cannot guarantee that a particular item will be on display at any time.
The remains of all aircraft which have crashed in military service (whether on land or at sea) are protected by the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. It is an offence under that Act to tamper with, damage, move or unearth the remains unless the Secretary of State has issued a Licence authorising those things to be done and they are done in accordance with the conditions of the licence.