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 is currently undergoing reassembly and preservation treatments, and a full repaint before going 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 displayed outside, now fully assembled. May 2011 saw the arrival of our English Electric Lighting, which will be fully reassembled during the coming months.
Full details of the museum’s aircraft can be found by clicking on the aircraft manufacturer column in the table below. 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||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|
|Hunting||Jet Provost||T.3A||XN629||Restoration in hangar||On loan from BAS member Alan Dewhurst|