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The National Museum of Flight occupies the East Fortune airbase, preserving World War II heritage structures & hangers from when the field launched bomber attacks against German targets. The field itself served as First World War airship station. The National Museum of Flight displays historic aircraft, several with connections to Scotland, and has a hanger focused on its Concorde.

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Preserved buildings of East Fortune Second World War bomber airfield built on First World War Naval Air Station now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Preserved buildings of East Fortune Second World War bomber airfield built on First World War Naval Air Station now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield (WWII) now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield (WWII) now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Heritage buildings of East Fortune bomber airfield (WWII) now National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
East Fortune airfield fire station at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Bedford Green Goddess Fire Engine at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.World War II prefab hanger now used for display of heritage aircraft at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Monument to R34 airship, first to cross Atlantic left East Fortune July 2, 1919 & arrived in Mineola, Long Island on July 13 at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
East Fortune airfield fire station at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Bedford Green Goddess Fire Engine (1954) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.World War II prefab hanger now used for display of heritage aircraft at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Monument to R34 airship, first to cross Atlantic left East Fortune July 2, 1919 & arrived in Mineola, Long Island on July 13 at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Airship R29 propeller, control panel & control wheel at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Model of airship R34 first to cross the Atlantic in 1919 starting from East Fortune at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Puss Moth at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.G&J Weir W-2 autogyro at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Airship R29 propeller, control panel & control wheel at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Model of airship R34 first to cross the Atlantic in 1919 starting from East Fortune at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Puss Moth (1930) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.G&J Weir W-2 autogyro (1934) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Early aircraft display in hanger at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Bristol Bolingbroke at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Dragon at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Dragon at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Early aircraft display in hanger at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Bristol Bolingbroke (aka Blenheim bomber) (1942) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Dragon (1943) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Dragon (1943) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Submarine Spitfire at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Submarine Spitfire at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Messerschmitt Komet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Messerschmitt Komet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Submarine Spitfire (1945) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Submarine Spitfire (1945) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Messerschmitt Komet (1945) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Messerschmitt Komet (1945) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
High explosive WWII bomb & target indicator dropped to light up targets at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Matra 2" rocket launcher , Paveway II laser guided bomb , & Ruhrstahl 'Fritz X' guided bomb at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Matra 2" rocket launcher , Paveway II laser guided bomb , & Ruhrstahl 'Fritz X' guided bomb at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Avro Anson at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
High explosive WWII bomb (1,000lb) (top) & target indicator dropped to light up targets at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Matra 2" rocket launcher (1960s) (top), Paveway II laser guided bomb (1970s), & Ruhrstahl 'Fritz X' guided bomb (1943) (bottom) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Matra 2" rocket launcher (1960s) (top), Paveway II laser guided bomb (1970s), & Ruhrstahl 'Fritz X' guided bomb (1943) (bottom) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Avro Anson (1947) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Sea Venom jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Aero S-103 Czech version of MiG-15bis at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Aero S-103 Czech version of MiG-15bis at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor jet fighter (1953) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Sea Venom jet fighter (1955) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Aero S-103 (1956) Czech version of MiG-15bis at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Aero S-103 (1956) Czech version of MiG-15bis at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer prop STOL at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Comet 4C passenger jet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.English Electric Thunderbird MK1 surface to air missile at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.English Electric Thunderbird MK1 surface to air missile at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer prop STOL (1959) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.De Havilland Comet 4C passenger jet (1960s) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.English Electric Thunderbird MK1 surface to air missile (SAM) (1959) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.English Electric Thunderbird MK1 surface to air missile (SAM) (1959) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Tail view of Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose of Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Hawker Siddeley Harrier & English Electric Lightning jets at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber (1962) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Tail view of Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber (1962) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose of Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber (1962) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Hawker Siddeley Harrier & English Electric Lightning jets at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
English Electric Lightning jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Detail of nose of English Electric Lightning jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump jet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Side view of Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump jet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
English Electric Lightning jet fighter (1960) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Detail of nose of English Electric Lightning jet fighter (1960) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump jet (1966) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Side view of Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump jet (1966) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Boeing 707-436 at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Collection of jet engines at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.British Aerospace Jetstream 31 airliner at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Sepecat Jaguar jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Boeing 707-436 (1960) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Collection of jet engines at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.British Aerospace Jetstream 31 airliner (1969) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Sepecat Jaguar jet fighter (1976) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Nose art on Sepecat Jaguar jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Panavia Tornado jet fighter at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Simon Meteor airport fire truck at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose view of Concorde supersonic passenger jet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Nose art on Sepecat Jaguar jet fighter (1976) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Panavia Tornado jet fighter (1989) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Simon Meteor airport fire truck at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose view of Concorde supersonic passenger jet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Wing & tail sections of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose section of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Wing of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Tail of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Wing & tail sections of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Nose section of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Wing of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Tail of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Engines of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Photo of Concorde leading jet fighters in fly-past over London at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde interior at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde interior at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Engines of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Photo of Concorde leading jet fighters in fly-past over London at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde interior at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde interior at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Concorde china place setting & tray table at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde seats at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde washroom at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde cockpit flight controls at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Concorde china place setting & tray table at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde seats at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde washroom at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde cockpit flight controls at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Concorde china place setting & silverware at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde menu & wine list at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde emergency instructions at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.British Airways deck of playing cards with Concorde aces at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Concorde china place setting & silverware at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde menu & wine list at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde emergency instructions at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.British Airways deck of playing cards with Concorde aces at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.
Concorde Ram Air Turbine to generate emergency pressure & power for hydraulic controls in case all four engines failed at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde flight test ventilation suit & helmet at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.

Concorde Ram Air Turbine (RAT) to generate emergency pressure & power for hydraulic controls in case all four engines failed at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.Concorde flight test ventilation suit & helmet (c1969) at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland.


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