The museum plans to have on display a small collection of aircraft to represent the “Cold War” era, and ideally types that were based at Bentwaters and Woodbridge. However at this time it is very difficult for a private museum to obtain ex United States Air Force aircraft, due to the policy now in place, by the US government, so the collection will also include non US aircraft.
During October 2009 a Sepecat Jaguar joined the museum collection, and as of August 2013 has been fully restored, and is now on display. In February 2010 these aircraft were joined by a Jet Provost, which is on loan from Bentwaters Aviation Society member Allan Dewhurst. On July 1st 2010, Hawker Hunter XE707, also joined the museum collection, and is currently undergoing restoration from August 2013. May 2011 saw the arrival of our English Electric Lighting, which is in the process of reassembly/restoration. We are hoping to complete the restoration of the Lightning over the Winters months of 2013.
Full details of the museum’s aircraft can be found below, by clicking on the aircraft serial number full details of each aircraft can be found. Please note that only aircraft listed as on display can be seen on normal museum open days. Visits to see the aircraft under restoration are possible by prior arrangement, and on group visits if requested.
Can you help?
We are always looking for information on any of the museum aircraft, do you have any photo’s, manuals, spare parts, if so we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please use the contact page to get in touch with us.
Manufacturer Name Designation Serial Status Owned by BCWM
BAe Harrier GR.3 ZD667 On display Yes
English Electric Lightning F.53 ZF581 Restoration in hangar Yes
Gloster Meteor F.8 WH453 Restoration in hangar Yes
Hawker Hunter GA.11 XE707 Restoration in hangar Yes
Sepecat Jaguar GR.1A XX741 On display Yes
Hunting Jet Provost T.3A XN629 Restoration in hangar On loan from BAS member Alan Dewhurst