View Full Version : Armstrong museum-interesting pics.

07-24-2006, 05:47 PM
Hello all,

thought that I would share these pictures that I took on a recent visit to the Armstrong aviation artefact museum at Bamburgh castle in Northumberland England.Although the museum is fairly small, it is full of interesting bits and pieces from various aircraft including parts from German raiders that were shot down in the Northumberland area during WW2.
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This is a BMW 801 engine from a Dornier Do217 that was shot down by a Beaufighter of 219 Squadron on 11th March 1943. The crew all bailed out safely.
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A Rolls-Royce Merlin engine from a Mosquito that crashed on 11th May 1946. The trainee pilot and co-pilot were both killed.The aircraft was being flown at low level on instruments when control was lost and it spun into the ground.
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This is a Junkers Jumo 211F engine from a Heinkel that was trawled up from the sea in fishermens nets off Blyth in 1983.

Hope you like these, the museum is filled with other artefacts including fuselage parts from a Tornado jet that crashed off Northumberland to wreckage recovered from a Spitfire Mk1 that crashed after a mid-air collision during a training excercise.

I have included a link here (http://www.bamburghcastle.com/bc-bcaam.htm)for the museum.Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

07-24-2006, 06:24 PM
You know I have never heard of that Museum and I am from Carlisle, have you heard of the one at the prison on the other side of the Country ? thats an interesting place....... I used to pop into Carlisle Airport to look at some of the Solway Museum stuff when on holiday at my Mums, they used to be struggling away on metal repairs and I used to look on thinking, jeez I could have that done in about 2 hours..... then thought walk away Tone.... walk away... your on Holiday from doing Structural repairs, you don't want to start doing more..

I did get roped into doing a survey on an aircraft with a damaged front wing spar though as a favour, they had been quoted 10,000 for repairs (which they were going with), I spent 5 mins looking at it told em about 2500 tops and gave em a contact address for another company.......... they came up looked at the job quoted 2300, took it away and did it all for 2250 in the end, happiness all round.......... well all except for the rip off merchants.

07-24-2006, 09:48 PM
WOW finding these things in natures is like a treasure hunt...especially the Jumo!!!

btw, who'se the pretty lady in the back of the merlin? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

07-25-2006, 12:35 AM
Hello again,
Dunno who the pretty lady http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif is sitting at the back of the Merlin Haigotron mate, but she wasn't for getting out of the shot and I was stuck with her!
I have some more pics, and will try posting them later tonight.

p.s. if anybody can tell me how to post bigger pics using photobucket then that would be great.
All the pics are under 1MB but they are being resized by photobucket.

07-25-2006, 05:14 AM
those are fine, in fact, bigger pix are a pain to see on here. If one wants to see more detail, its simple ot save it and just use a photo program to magnify detail.

great pix, and thanx for posting this.

07-25-2006, 02:46 PM
Hello again,
some more of me holiday snaps as promised
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Upper gun turret from a B17 or B25, discovered again in a garden.

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And last a couple of Gloster Meteor FR9 cockpit canopies discovered in a farmers barn being used as cabs on tractors.

p.s the wife thought that I was mental for taking these pics, but hey they rock my boat so who cares. [img]http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

07-25-2006, 03:05 PM
Wicked Mint photo's... Thank's

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-26-2006, 07:53 AM
LOL...canopies and turrets found in gardens. That's just too cool. I'd wager there are myriad other trinkets and artifacts scattered throughout the country given the rural nature of some of the air fighting.


07-26-2006, 12:19 PM
Does anyone else find it odd that the tire from th DO217 is a "Continental?"

07-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Yep, picked up on that right away. Kind of like all the scrap iron the US sold the Japanese in the '30s. We ended up having to sink it several years later...

07-27-2006, 04:45 AM
Nice pics. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

07-27-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the pics!

Go to your account options on PhotoBucket and increase the maximum picture size to 1mb. It defaults to 256Kb.

I thought Continental was a German company?

07-27-2006, 03:38 PM
Continental IS a German company so it makes sense to see a Conti on a German aeroplane.