Featured Aircraft - BAC / Aerospatiale Concorde Prototype 101
Concorde 101 was the third prototype Concorde built for pre production testing purposes which started in 1971 and continued for the next five years until commercial operations began at British Airways in 1976.
This Concorde prototype is now a key exhibit at Duxford Air Museum and can be found in the main "Airspace" exhibition hanger. Visitors can board the aircraft and view the interior including the cockpit. Inside, the aircraft is still fitted out with the original test equipment and interesting descriptions are provided of it's role in the Concorde development project.
Concorde 101 is owned by the Duxford Aviation Society. Concorde 101 arrived at Duxford Air Museum in 1977 prior to the shortening of the runway.
The Land Warfare Hall At The Imperial War Museum Duxford Air Museum
The Land Warfare Hall is located at the far end of Duxford Air Museum a short walk from the American Air Museum. The Land Warfare Hall houses Duxford's collection of tanks, military vehicles and artillery pieces. The Land warfare hall also contains the Royal Anglian Regiment museum.
Tanks are sometimes driven outside the Land Warfare Hall on a dedicated area containing adverse terrain and obstacles that demonstrate the tanks' capabilities.